Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Correspondent

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Stephanie O’Neill is the Health Care Correspondent for Southern California Public Radio. Her multi-platform journalism career includes reporting for public radio, public television and newspapers, including three years as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, four years as a staff reporter/columnist for the Contra Costa Times and two years as the first Los Angeles Bureau Chief for KQED’s statewide radio magazine, the "California Report.” She’s also been published in national magazines, including Columbia Journalism Review, New York Lawyer Magazine and Consumer Reports publications.

Prior to joining Southern California Public Radio, Stephanie produced hundreds of feature stories and breaking news reports that aired on NPR, Marketplace, Monitor Radio, AP Radio, the BBC and CBS Radio’s "The Osgood File." Her coverage has included environmental, legal and political features as well as reports on the 1992 L.A. Riot, the OJ Simpson criminal/civil trials and many of California’s largest earthquakes, floods and fires.

Stephanie's work has won awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association, the Los Angeles Press Club and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. She is a 2014 NPR-Kaiser Health News Fellow and a 2013-2014 Fellow of the Regional Health Journalism Program conducted by the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Stephanie earned a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a B.A. In Political Science/Public Policy from the University of California, Davis.

Away from work, Stephanie enjoys riding her horses, hiking with her dogs and hanging out with her human friends and family.

Stories by Stephanie O'Neill

Covered California enrollment slowed in second half of February

Officials expect a surge in the number of Americans enrolling in health plans as the March 31st deadline nears.

State senator sues Covered California over canceled policies

State Senator Ted Gaines — who is running for insurance commissioner — says Covered California broke the law.

Study: Too much meat and cheese may be as harmful as smoking

The USC study found that adults 50-65 who consume high amounts of animal protein are four times more likely to die from cancer compared with those who eat less.

Measles cases surge in California

The state reports 15 cases so far this year, compared with two at this time last year. At least seven of the victims were intentionally not vaccinated.

Another 35 flu deaths reported in California

The rate of deaths is dropping, bolstering state officials' belief that the epidemic is winding down.

Covered California: Latino enrollment jumps in January

Covered California officials say 28 percent of those who signed up in January were Latino; the percentage was under 20 percent for the previous three months.

Covered California: Problems prompt proposed legislative fix

State Senator Norma Torres says Covered California needs a bigger board with broader expertise to better address website, customer service, and outreach problems.

Another delay in health law's employer requirement

Trying to limit election-year damage on health care, the Obama administration Monday granted business groups another delay in a much-criticized requirement that larger firms cover their workers or face fines.

Covered California again yanks faulty doctor list from its site

Covered California’s beleaguered doctor-finder tool is removed from site until officials can be assured it is accurate.

Cost keeping 'Young Invincibles' from buying health coverage: poll

A survey of Cal State students suggests that most of the 30 percent of uninsured CSU students have not bought coverage because they don't think they can afford it.

Riverside Med Center drastically cuts infection rates

Riverside County Regional Medical Center adopted new protocols that have led to a 76 percent drop in infections acquired during surgery.

Testosterone topicals tied to heart attack risk for some men

Highly-popular treatments to increase testosterone in men may pose a health risk to some, a UCLA study finds.

Obamacare: Consumers frustrated when their doctor is not in their plan

Some consumers who've enrolled in health plans sold through Covered California are finding fewer provider choices than they expected.

More extensions of Covered California payment deadlines

Five of the six insurers offering policies in southern California through Covered California give their customers additional time to pay for Jan. 1 policies.

Covered California enrollment surged again in December

Nearly 500,000 Californians signed up for health insurance from Oct. 1-Dec. 31, according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.