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
Covered California said Wednesday it would not go along with a decision by the largest insurance trade group to give consumers who select a plan by Dec. 23 until Jan. 10 to pay their first month's premium.
Covered California's chief says the agency will work "24-7" through Dec. 23 to help everyone who wants health insurance by Jan. 1 to get it.
Buying health insurance means assessing premiums, copays, deductibles, coinsurance, and actuarial value. How many of us understand what they are?
Health experts met at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum to mull through some of the finer points of the new law and shed some light on what that means for California.
Public debate has focused on canceled policies and higher premiums, but some Californians will pay less with new plans that provide more coverage and lower deductibles.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is asking health insurance companies to maintain individual insurance policies through 2014 after President Obama extended the deadline.
Lee said that 31,000 selected a health plan in October, with another 29,000 choosing one since then. That's more than 2,000 a day picking a plan so far in November.
Open enrollment is that time of year when people with job-based health insurance are allowed to make changes to their coverage. Get the most out of yours this season.
The state fines nine California hospitals a total of $775,000 for failing to ensure the health and safety of patients. Two violations led to patient deaths.
The highly-touted but troubled doctor search feature on the state-run marketplace is once again up and running - sort of. More fixes are needed.
A warmer than usual October is extending mosquito season, prompting health officials to urge take precautions against West Nile virus.
Experts say it might be best to wait until the doctor search glitch is fixed before enrolling in a health plan through Covered California.
Is your Medicare plan working for you? Open enrollment allows you to make changes that may better suit your needs and your pocketbook.
Health care workers in Los Angeles County ordered to get vaccinated for flu shots to help protect patients.
Gov. Brown has signed legislation allowing nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy.