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Health Reform Bills Move Through Committee

July 5, 2012

Capitol Desk: Written by David Gorn

State Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) had a busy day. At Tuesday's hearing of Assembly Committee on Health, Hernandez had seven different bills heard and approved -- including two of the highest profile health care reform bills in California.

One of them, SB 951, would set the essential health benefits for California under the Affordable Care Act and the other, SB 961, would reform individual coverage in the state.

Healthcare law: California lawmaker, big insurer react to ruling

June 28, 2012

LA Times  by: Chad Terhune

A key California lawmaker said he applauds the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, but adding, "There is still so much left to achieve before 2014.”

State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), chairman of the Senate health committee, said this court decision "will put an end to unnecessary delay and allow us to deliver on the promise of this historic law by expanding health coverage to millions of uninsured Californians."

On the Madeline Brand Show

June 28, 2012

Now that healthcare has been upheld, what happens in California?

State Senator Ed Hernandez is Chair of the Senate's Health Committee, and has introduced legislation to implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act's health care reforms in California.

Senator Hernandez expressed his happiness about he ruling to Madeline Brand. He is now tasked with implementing the law in California.

Individual Health Insurance

May 31, 2012

"And I feel tremendous responsibility to ensure that California continues to lead the nation, implementing federal reform, and that we serve as a model for the rest of this country," said Hernandez.

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