Stephanie O'Neill appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The rate of uninsurance among veterans dropped dramatically after the Affordable Care Act rolled out. Those who rely on Medicaid say they are particularly concerned about losing that care.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
In the year since the state enacted a law allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs for terminal patients who request it, over 500 people have sought that help. But some doctors are still reluctant.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
A look at how five states' Affordable Care Act exchanges fared shows that more populous markets had an easier time keeping prices down and offering a choice of plans and providers.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Infertility is often a private struggle. But some couples are going public — via crowdfunding sites — to help subsidize in vitro fertilization treatments that can cost as much as $20,000 each time.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown has on his desk a bill that aims to protect patients' pocketbooks when they're billed for treatment by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Five states are set to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. Police are worried about how to monitor who is driving while high. Drivers are worried about how to know if they're too high to drive.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
California's assisted suicide legislation failed to move forward on Tuesday. The bill was pulled before the Assembly's Health Committee could vote on it.
Monday, July 06, 2015
Dr. Ken Murray wrote an essay a decade ago about how the gentler care doctors choose at the end of life stands apart. His work still shapes how some doctors talk to patients about death.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
The Los Angeles Police Department's mental evaluation unit is the largest mental health policing program of its kind in the nation, with 61 sworn officers and 28 mental health workers from the county.
The unit has become a vital resource for the 10,000-person police force in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Stephanie Packer's debilitating illnesses leave her in a lot of pain. But she is opposed to a California bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Some people who felt stuck in certain jobs, just because they needed the employment-based health insurance, say they are finding the Affordable Care Act liberating.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Lovebirds write their names on a padlock, attach it to something and toss the key. Sweet, right? Non, say opponents in Paris who want to ban a practice they say is damaging architecture and more.
Friday, April 25, 2014
The deadline to enroll in Obamacare plans has passed, and many people didn't buy health insurance. Many will have to pay a penalty. Their reasons for opting out vary.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The federal health care law is taking on unique personalities in states that have opted to run their own health insurance marketplaces.
Some states are cracking wise in ads about the exchanges, where people will be able to shop for insurance starting in October. Others are rolling out catchy jingles. ...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Smoking has its risks, but in California higher prices for health insurance probably won't be among them.
The federal health law allows states to charge smokers up to 50 percent more for a health plan, but a bill moving forward in the California Legislature would prevent that from happening.