Press Releases

August 29, 2012

Sacramento – Landmark legislation implementing the federal Affordable Care Act was approved by the California State Senate and sent to the Governor today. Authored by California State Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina), the legislation establishes minimum health benefits and provides important consumer protections for all Californians purchasing health insurance.

August 16, 2012

Sacramento, CA – Legislation by California State Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D– West Covina) which would extend affordable, quality healthcare coverage to nearly one million low-income Californians at no additional cost to state taxpayers was blocked today by members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, despite the fact that the bill would actually save the state money.

June 28, 2012

Sacramento – Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D., California State Senator and Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, applauded the Supreme Court’s decision today upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety. 

“This is a landmark decision that 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” said Hernandez.

June 11, 2012

Immediate Release

Janet Chin, Communications Director  (626)430-2499

24th Senate District Honors the California Small Business Owner of the Year--James "Jimmy" Wang of CH Auto (Rosemead, CA)

May 31, 2012

For Immediate Release             

May 31st, 2012        


CALIFORNIA SENATE APPROVES INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET REFORM BILL

May 18, 2012

For Immediate Release                                                                              

May 18th, 2012                                                                                                                                       

Senator Hernandez: Expanding AP Courses in California’s High Schools

April 18, 2012

Sacramento, CA –Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina), Chair of the Senate Health Committee, has introduced legislation that states the intent of the State Legislature to effectively implement the coming federal healthcare reforms in California, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court may decide in June.