Rebecca Plevin Health Reporter
Rebecca Plevin is a health reporter at KPCC. She also writes KPCC's consumer health blog, Impatient.
Prior to working at KPCC, Rebecca spent five years covering health news in California's Central Valley, first for the bilingual paper Vida en el Valle, and then for Fresno-based Valley Public Radio. She was also a lead reporter on The Reporting on Health Collaborative's groundbreaking series of stories about valley fever.
Rebecca’s work has appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, The California Report, Latino USA, and Capital Public Radio's health documentary series, The View From Here. For her work at KPCC, Rebecca has earned an LA Press Club Award for best blog and was a finalist for a Gerald Loeb award. As a newspaper reporter, she twice earned the George Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism, as well as top honors from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.Rebecca grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She's also a fluent Spanish speaker, an avid rock climber and a yoga teacher.
Stories by Rebecca Plevin
The California Medical Association Foundation's campaign will try to reverse the historically low rate of minority participation in such studies.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong.
The state says changes to Medicaid would blow a $18.6 billion hole in the general fund and create a $5.7 billion shortfall in support from counties and providers.
Aerocraft Heat Treating Co. has sued the AQMD over the accuracy of an agency air monitor. Some residents have sued Aerocraft and other firms over the pollutant.
Obamacare was a relief for people with chronic diseases who once had trouble getting insurance. The possibility of losing coverage has led some to stockpile drugs.
Trump is proposing cuts to many areas of government, including environmental oversight, transportation and medical research, while boosting spending for the military and to build a border wall.
SB 17 would require pharmaceutical companies to notify insurance companies at least 90 days in advance before significantly raising drug prices.
Peter Lee's remarks come as the agency releases a preliminary analysis of the Republican health insurance bill in Congress.
Many fear deportation by the Trump administration. An L.A. agency that has enrolled thousands is telling parents to keep their kids in the program.
The Republicans' health care bill would change how the federal government pays for the Medicaid program in at least two significant ways.
After weeks of internal debate, House Republicans have released their plan for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. It faces challenges from within the GOP, from interest groups — and the public.
The AQMD ordered Aerocraft Heat Treating Co. to suspend operations that emit the carcinogen because its emissions exceeded an agreed upon threshold.
Last fall, Laurie Guillen and Jose De Leon got involved in community efforts to fight chromium 6 pollution in Paramount. Now they're both running for city council.
A group of Muslim-American doctors started the UMMA clinic. Staff say many patients are worried about losing their access to health care and possible deportation.
The head of the county Department of Health Services says California could create its own individual insurance mandate if Congress eliminates the federal one.