Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Correspondent
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
PPO plans, which don't require primary care referrals to see specialists, now must assign members a primary care doctor — but members don't have to use them.
A bill that would create a phone line with information about the state's new physician-assisted suicide law clears its first legislative hurdle.
Health officials want to know why 62 percent of Porter Ranch households surveyed report headaches, nausea and other problems even though the gas leak is capped.
A proposed bill would limit how much patients can be charged when they're unknowingly treated by a provider outside of their network.
Kaiser will tear down one of its office buildings to make way for the school. The company chose Pasadena because it's a culturally diverse, "livable city."
County health workers will be visiting homes in Porter Ranch to survey residents about any ongoing health problems associated with the massive gas leak.
The law will help ensure those with severe mental illness get treatment. Ventura County becomes the 13th in California to fully adopt the program
The discovery of high levels of toxic PCBs at Malibu schools has touched off political and legal fights over how the school district should handle the problem.
Experts say answering that question won't be easy, partly because there haven't been similar leaks of this size and duration in a large suburban area.
Experts are uncertain about the long-term health affects of some of the chemicals that have leaked. Here's how officials are monitoring the air around the gas leak.
The original deadline to buy a health plan or switch plans for 2016 was Sunday at midnight. Now those who get started by then will have another week.
Data from more than 10,000 people with memory loss or confusion showed that only one in four discussed cognitive issues with their doctor.
When regulators conclude a rate hike is too high, they can post it online. But the group backing the bill says it's too hard to find that information.
Testing will now be round the clock. It will include the measurement of other chemicals that occur in natural gas, such as radon.
An uninsured individual who doesn't qualify for an exemption will owe $695 or 2.5 percent of household income, whichever is greater.