Stephanie O'Neill

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Thomas Fire Evacuees Return Home To Find What's Left

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The massive Thomas Fire in Southern California is now 89 percent contained and evacuees are starting to return home. The Upper Ojai Valley was especially hard-hit. About a quarter of the homes there were destroyed.


Rounding Up Reindeer: Zoo Prepares To Evacuate As Fire Burns Close

Thursday, December 21, 2017

As the massive Thomas Fire burns in California, the Santa Barbara Zoo's elaborate evacuation plan involves 150 species, tranquilizers and maybe even throwing a towel over an alligator's head.


California Officials Say Thomas Fire Is The Fifth Largest In State History

Monday, December 11, 2017

California officials say the Thomas Fire advancing on Santa Barbara is now the fifth worst in state history. This announcement comes after firefighters lost ground in containing it over the weekend.


SoCal Wildfires: The Latest And What's Next

Saturday, December 09, 2017

The California wildfires have forced thousands of people out of their homes. And hot, dry, windy conditions are making it hard for firefighters to contain the blazes.


Hundreds Of Thousands Flee California Wildfires

Friday, December 08, 2017

The fires in Southern California have forced many residents to evacuate multiple times within just a few days. That's leading to confusion about where to head next.


California Wildfires Fanned By Santa Ana Winds

Thursday, December 07, 2017

The largest wildfire in Southern California is in Ventura County north of Los Angeles. Fast-moving winds have caused the fire to scorch more than 95,000 acres since Monday night.


The Latest On The Wildfires In California

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Multiple wildfires are burning in Southern California. In Los Angeles, the hills around The Getty Center museum are on fire. A massive fire in Ventura County has caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate as well. Accounts of the damage done and the effort to control the fires.


Tens Of Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Grows In Southern California

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has burned more than 70 square miles north of Los Angeles. Santa Ana winds are fanning the flames and about 30,000 people have been evacuated.


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.