Stephanie O'Neill

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Veterans Helped By Obamacare Worry About Republican Repeal Efforts

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.


Aid-In-Dying Requires More Than Just A Law, Californians Find

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.


Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

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.


What Worked For Obamacare And What Didn't? Lessons From 5 States

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.


Please, Baby, Please: Some Couples Turn To Crowdfunding For IVF

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.


California Aims To Limit Surprise Medical Bills

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.


Why Drunk Driving Laws Don't Translate To Driving While Stoned

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.


Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

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.


Assisted Suicide Bill In California Hits Major Roadblock

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.


Knowing How Doctors Die Can Change End-Of-Life Discussions

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.


LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Not Jail Time

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.

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Terminally Ill California Mom Speaks Out Against Assisted Suicide

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.


Obamacare Enrollees Emboldened To Leave Jobs, Start Businesses

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.


In The City Of Love, There's No Love Lost For Tourists' Love Locks

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.

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Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured

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.


Health Insurance Ads Range From Weighty To Whimsical

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. ...


Why Calif. Doesn't Want Smokers To Pay More For Health Insurance

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.

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