Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

Health Insurance Exchange Update

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Three residents who shared their thoughts on healthcare decisions last week update us on their experiences trying to sign up for health insurance through the new insurance exchanges.

  • Pilar, contract associate producer at CBS Religion (and former BL Show intern);
  • Karen, mother, wife, student from Westfield, NJ; and
  • Bob, consultant, husband, and father from Montclair, NJ.

Plus WNYC Healthcare and Medicine Reporter, Fred Mogul, discusses how the exchanges are going and why some area hospitals are opting out.

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Bloomberg Pushed New Yorkers on Health, and Often They Pushed Back

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Bloomberg has maintained that it's his job us to make people healthier and safer, and he has frequently declared, “Being mayor is about saying, 'No.'”

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30 Issues: Neighborhood Hospitals

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues this week with a series of conversations about a variety of topics. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

The closing of hospitals throughout New York City has been a contentious issue in the mayor's race so far, and will be a challenge for whoever the next mayor is. Fred Mogul, Healthcare and Medicine Reporter at WNYC and The New York Times's Anemona Hartocollis discuss the Lhota and de Blasio positions and the future of health care in New York City.

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Some NY Hospitals Opting Out of Health Exchange Plans

Monday, October 07, 2013

If consumers buying insurance on health exchanges have their heart set on particular hospitals or doctors, they better do their homework.

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Affordable Care Act Glitches: Are the Exchanges Open?

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

In New York and New Jersey, those hoping to log on and learn about new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act may be finding that to be a challenge.

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New York's Online Healthcare Marketplace Goes Live

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


The online marketplaces created as part of the Affordable Care Act are now up and running. The exchanges went live this morning at 8AM.


A Look at Obamacare Around the Country

Monday, September 30, 2013

What are local governments doing to get the word out about the new healthcare law? How are states are utilizing navigators? Gina Jordan is a reporter from WLRN in Miami. Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter for OPB in Portland. Fred Mogul is a reporter for WNYC in New York City. Together they fill us in on the ways different parts of the country are preparing for the new healthcare law.

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New York Consumers Glimpse Obamacare Future Ahead

Friday, September 27, 2013

The health insurance exchanges at the core of the Affordable Care Act debut Tuesday, and some New Yorkers are eager to see what their options are in the online marketplace—while others see a potential expense they are eager to avoid.

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Judge Rejects LICH Closure

Friday, September 13, 2013

A state judge in Brooklyn has rejected the closure of Long Island College Hospital. Justice Johnny Baynes said the state health department's decision to allow the Cobble Hill facility, known as LICH, to close is invalid. He also called state health regulations "unconstitutionally vague" when it comes to authorizing hospital shutdowns.

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NY, NJ Obamacare Exchanges in Home Stretch

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday launched New York State of Health, a marketplace where the uninsured will be able to buy coverage from private insurance companies. Consumers can shop online, through phone operators or with live people who will be fanning out to various gathering spots around the state.

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New Legal Ruling Adds Novel Twist to LICH Closure

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Brooklyn judge is attempting to restore service at Long Island College Hospital by reversing its transfer, two years ago, from Continuum —a Manhattan-based hospital network—to the State University of New York. 

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NY Unveils New Health Plan Marketplace for Obamacare

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

With a nod toward Billy Joel and people from all ages, ethnicities, and settings from Montauk to Buffalo, the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday launched the “New York State of Health,” a health plan marketplace for the uninsured to buy coverage from private insurance companies.


A Wealth of Difference in Fed Funding for NY, NJ on Obamacare

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Jersey will be getting just a fraction of the federal dollars New York is receiving for a key component of Obamacare—cadres of specially trained workers who will help consumers sign up for insurance coverage.

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Struggling Brooklyn Hospital Trims Service

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

As two large Brooklyn hospitals get closer to shutting their doors for good, another one is closing a large family care clinic in a cost-saving move.


Told to Reinvent Themselves, Brooklyn Hospitals Continue to Struggle

Monday, July 29, 2013

Brooklyn is close to losing two large and historic hospitals -- despite the efforts of community activists, elected officials, and blue-ribbon panels to keep them open.

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Bankrupt Interfaith One Step Closer to Permanent Shutdown

Friday, July 26, 2013


Interfaith Hospital in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn has submitted a closure plan to state Health authorities. The plan gives a timetable for transferring patients and ceasing operations, but Interfaith says it can't tell the public yet exactly when it will shut down while the plan is "under review" by regulators.

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Finding Fun in the Water: Kayaking on Long Island

Friday, July 26, 2013

The New York metropolitan area looks very different when seen from the water, especially if you are inside a small boat.


State Demands Closure Plan from Interfaith Hospital

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The looming closure of the hospital in the Bed-Stuy area of Brooklyn comes as Long Island College Hospital, three miles away, is also close to shutting its doors forever.


SUNY Looks to Post-LICH Future for Cobble Hill Complex

Friday, July 19, 2013

State health authorities have partly approved a closure plan submitted by SUNY Downstate in its longstanding effort to shutter Long Island College Hospital.


LICH in Process of Clearing Patients

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Long Island College Hospital is in the process of clearing the Brooklyn facility of its patients.