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September 16, 2016

Autoridades del sur de California advierten a la comunidad de las terribles consecuencias en caso de resultar contagiado y piden que se extremen las precauciones. Aquí detalles al respecto.

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September 6, 2016

By Emily Bazar

California State Sen. Ed Hernandez and his wife, Diane, are optometrists.

Diane handles some insurance matters for their practice, and she recently told him that a health plan had emailed to request more information: It wanted confirmation that they were both participating providers.

"I didn't say anything because I was afraid she'd be mad at me," says Hernandez, D-West Covina.

That's because the additional paperwork was probably his doing.

August 30, 2016

By Sophia Bollag

California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that could help students graduate in four years from California State University schools.

August 30, 2016

By Melanie Mason

State Sen. Ed Hernandez's attempt to push through a drug pricing transparency bill sputtered this year, but the West Covina Democrat still wants his colleagues to weigh in on the latest controversy in the cost of prescription drugs: the surging price of EpiPens. 

August 26, 2016

By Emily Bazar

State Sen. Ed Hernandez and his wife, Diane, are optometrists.

Diane handles some insurance matters for their practice, and she recently told him that a health plan had emailed to request more information: It wanted confirmation that they were both participating providers, he says.

August 18, 2016

A bill aimed at shedding light on drug costs has been shelved by its author.

On Thursday's Capitol Chat, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains why Senator Ed Hernandez decided to stop moving SB 1010 through the Legislature.

SB 1010 was designed to help ensure that healthcare purchasers are notified of price increases for prescription drugs in advance and have information needed to effectively negotiate with drug companies for fair prices.