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April 30, 2012

Within the next six to eight weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue rulings that will have a significant effect on health care nationally and in California.

If the Affordable Care Act is upheld in all respects, it will be full steam ahead for reform and the effects will probably be more significant in other states.

April 24, 2012

A bill to create a federally funded Basic Health Plan for about 720,000 low-income residents would go for naught if the Supreme Court tosses out the law.

April 19, 2012

The Senate Committee on Health yesterday passed SB 961 by Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), which would change the individual health insurance market in California, in part by halting insurer denials based on pre-existing conditions. It is similar to a bill -- AB 1461 by Bill Monning (D-Carmel) -- approved by the Assembly health committee one day earlier.

November 1, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week Senator Ed Hernandez, former president of the California Optometric Association, participated in a mobile eye care clinic at the Barrio Youth Center in Los Angeles. The event brought dozens of people from the community, many of them receiving eye glasses and primary health care for the first time.