Press Releases

August 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Bill 910, authored by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), passed the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support. SB 910 will ban junk insurance, also known as “short-term” plans, in California.

August 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) issued the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services today issuing final regulations to extend "short-term" plans from three months to up to three years:

July 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The author and co-sponsors of California’s landmark law, Senate Bill 17, sent a letter today to pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in regards to its newly created “Diabetes Solution Center.” This drug corporation, one of the makers of insulin, is opening a helpline claiming to assist people who can’t afford their needed insulin

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Assembly Health Committee approved several bills that protect vulnerable Californians and strengthen California’s health care gains.

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) released the following statement on the SCOTUS decision relating to “crisis pregnancy centers.”

June 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, June 26, Assembly Health Committee is expected to take up a number of bills authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) that protect California’s health care gains and ensure vulnerable Californians are properly taken care of.

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTOSenate Bill 1023, a bill which would expand access to sexual and reproductive health services by ensuring coverage of telehealth, moved out of the Senate Wednesday by a bipartisan vote of 24-5.

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, the State Senate approved passage of Senate Bill 1152, which provides a more humane process for discharging homeless patients after their hospital stay.