Fred Mogul

Reporter, WNYC News

Fred Mogul appears in the following:

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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NYC's "Horror Show" Streetlights to be Replaced

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The yellow-tinted streetlights gracing much of New York may cast Halloween-appropriate lighting, but the city will be jettisoning them in favor of brighter, more energy-efficient bulbs.

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Red Hook Hurricane Drill a Reminder of NYCHA's Unfinished Sandy Repairs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

As the one-year anniversary of Sandy approaches, public housing residents in Brooklyn came out Wednesday to receive disaster-preparedness information from the New York City Housing Authority.


New York Releases First Obamacare Exchange Figures

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


For weeks, the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo had only released piecemeal figures on how many New Yorkers have been using the New York State of Health to apply for health coverage, but for the first time it's clear how many have actually enrolled with insurance plans–-the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.


City Wants Health Department to Assume New Role with Mentally Ill

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A proposed New York City Health Department initiative would target people suffering a "first episode" of schizophrenia—and give the city a more active role in treating many mentally ill New Yorkers.


Report: Nursing Home Shift Needs More Oversight

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A new report raises questions about managed care companies using poor performing nursing homes in their networks.


Water Now Flowing in Last Manhattan Stretch of Historic Water Tunnel

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Third Tunnel has been under construction since 1970 — and the Manhattan stretch is finally complete.


Health Survey Aims to Take Pulse of NYC

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Between now and the end of the year, the city is conducting one of the nation's most extensive surveys of urban health.


Another Ruling against SUNY on Long Island College Hospital, Another Appeal

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A judge has again ordered the state not to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.

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Survey Suggests Lonegan Chipping Away at Booker's Lead

Monday, October 14, 2013


With two days before New Jersey's special election for the U.S. Senate, a new survey says Tea Party-connected Steve Lonegan has narrowed Cory Booker's lead to 10 percentage points. 


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Health Insurance Exchanges: Progress in New York, Slow Going in New Jersey

Monday, October 14, 2013

The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey. One state developed its own system - the other outsourced it to the federal government.

About two-thirds of the states, including New Jersey, opted not to develop their own exchange, and the federal system,, has been consistently overwhelmed since October 1st, with relatively few people able to log in, create accounts, examine different insurance plans and enroll in a plan.


Some Progress in NY Health Exchange, But Slow Going in NJ

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The rollout of the health insurance exchanges is starting to gain momentum in New York, but progress continues to be slow in New Jersey.

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LI Hospital Closed Since Sandy May Open Urgent Care Center

Friday, October 11, 2013

New York state is giving one Long Island hospital millions of dollars to help partially open another that has been shut since Sandy, almost a year ago.


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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