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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.

Both measures are designed to conform to the federal Affordable Care Act, Hernandez said, in advance of many other states.

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.

COA commends Senator Hernandez for his ongoing commitment to increasing access to primary eye health care in California.