Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Where's My Health Insurance Card?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Last weekend, Rob Cuillo had a severe stomach bug, and began thinking it might be time for a trip to the emergency room near his home in Ronkonkoma.

“I was sick as a dog, puking my brains out,” he said. “I was so dehydrated, I was thinking if this goes ...

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Expanding Medicaid, But Limited Care Options

Friday, January 03, 2014

As millions of people get healthcare coverage through the Medicaid expansion, will there be enough doctors to go around? WNYC reporters Jessica Gould and Fred Mogul discuss this change through the Affordable Care Act, as well as the news today (reported in Science) that when Medicaid expanded in Oregon, emergency room use went up -- not down.

Doctors: do you accept Medicare/Medicaid? Why or why not? And patients: are you finding doctors that do accept Medicare/Medicaid? Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, or leave your comment below. 

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Hospitals, Clinics and Doctors Get Ready for Newly Insured

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Year's Day marks the first day healthcare coverage takes effect under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals, clinics and doctors say they are expecting to see a gradual uptick of new patients, rather than a flood, in the days ahead. 


A Festival of Speeches and Selfies—Oh, and a Lot of Legislation

Thursday, December 19, 2013

There were 26 bills—a record, according to Council Speaker Christine Quinn–but most were foregone conclusions.


Anti-Tobacco Experts Spar Over E-Cigarettes

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Everyone who works in public health opposes smoking — but that doesn't mean they all agree about 'vaping.'

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Insured

Monday, December 16, 2013

Want insurance coverage in place for New Year's Day, 2014? Time is running out, so here's what you need to do.

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New Data Shows Hospital Charges All Over the Map

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New York State has pulled back the curtain on hospital expenses. A new database shows what each hospital across the state charges for 1,400 different procedures, and what the “real costs” are at each place.

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On Health, De Blasio Signals Continuity With Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Dr. Mary T. Basset is the new commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rose Pierre-Louis will lead the Office to Combat Domestic Violence.


De Blasio's New Right-Hand Man Helped Lead Efforts to Fund NYU Recovery After Sandy

Friday, December 06, 2013

Anthony Shorris, the man appointed by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to oversee the administration's day-to-day operations, at different times has managed large-scale hospital repairs following Sandy, the World Trade Center redevelopment at Ground Zero, and one of the city’s biggest public housing initiatives in decades.



New York Health Exchange Gears Up for December Rush

Thursday, December 05, 2013

In Albany, state officials and contractors say the New York health insurance exchange—which slowed to a crawl when the website launched in early October—can handle whatever crowds arrive online in the coming weeks.

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City May Ban E-Cigarettes from Bars, Restaurants and Parks

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A new bill being that will be introduced next week in the New York City Council could take some of the oxygen out of the fast-growing market for tobacco-free e-cigarettes.


Two Months Later, Health Insurance Seekers Find Frustration

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In New York, 76,177 have signed up for health plans on the state marketplace as of Monday. About 54 percent of those have been eligible for private insurance, and about 46 percent have applied for Medicaid.

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Despite Obama Promise, Cuomo Preserves Health Insurance Status Quo

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

If you like your health plan, you can keep it.

Last week, President Obama restored that pledge, after he was forced to admit the Affordable Care Act had in fact caused many people to lose insurance coverage deemed insufficient under the sweeping federal health law.


Obamacare: Keeping Your Plan

Friday, November 15, 2013

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Initiatives at Community Service Society, discuss the president's announcement yesterday and what you need to know about keeping your insurance plan.

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Cancelling the Cancellation: Will Insurers Restore Pre-Obamacare Policies?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Officials in Albany and Trenton are trying to figure out what a new White House proposal means for local insurance companies and the people who used to be their customers.

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Is a New Health Insurance Plan 4 Stars? NY Shoppers Can Judge

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Making a hotel reservation? Buying a smartphone? Deciding on a movie to watch?

One way to choose among the abundance of options is to look at the number of stars they get from reviewers.

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Scarce Providers May Limit Helpfulness of Mental Health Parity Law

Friday, November 08, 2013

The federal government Friday began implementing a law that would require insurers to provide benefits for mental health comparable to those for other medical services.


Scanners Stumble at Dozens of NYC Polling Sites

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Voters have reported problems at more than 40 different sites around New York City, mostly from malfunctioning scanning machines and confusing directions given by poll workers.

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 11 AM, It's Sandwich Time

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Many of those not directly harmed by Sandy came out to help. At Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the volunteers are still coming, a year later.


State Officials Mull Another Brooklyn Hospital Merger

Monday, October 28, 2013

As state health officials mull the fate of Brooklyn's struggling hospitals, one plan under discussion would topple three struggling institutions and replace them with a new one. The idea is in the early stages and would be years away.

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