Press Releases

February 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO: Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) issued the following statement on the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, as Health and Human Services Secretary:

January 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO: Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) issued the following statement on the University of California (UC) Regents' decision to increase student tuition costs:

January 18, 2017

Senator Hernandez continues his efforts to highlight the benefits of the ACA 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) will convene the Senate Health Committee to highlight the benefits health care coverage has had for Californians and what there is to lose should the Republican Congress follow through with its plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

January 11, 2017

Senators De León and Hernandez implore McCarthy to see the disastrous consequences of repealing without an immediate replacement

Senate Health Chair Hernandez will hold a hearing on the ACA in Bakersfield

December 5, 2016

Senator Hernandez renews his commitment for Californians to have access to affordable prescription drugs

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) introduced Senate Bill 17 to renew his efforts to shine a light on rising drug prices in California.  

November 16, 2016

Chair of the Senate Health Committee and key proponent of Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation in California, Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez will present at the Covered CA Board Meeting on Thursday, November 17.

Senator Hernandez (D-West Covina) will emphasize the need to protect health care reforms made under the ACA in the state, citing that more than 3.2 million Californians, who otherwise would be left without insurance, have access to health care because of this law.

November 2, 2016

Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) is hosting the fourth annual Veterans Service Awards, honoring outstanding local veterans who have honorably served our country and continued to positively impact the community outside of the uniform. As Veterans Day approaches, it is essential to honor our local veterans for their patriotism, volunteerism, and accomplishments.

October 4, 2016

Senate Health Committee convened a hearing on EpiPens and drug pricing

LOS ANGELES – Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) convened a Senate Health Committee hearing on the EpiPen and drug pricing on September 29th to hear from patients, families, and providers on how price increases over the past decade have impacted access to the life-saving drug epinephrine.

September 26, 2016

Patient-centered protections will coordinate care for children with special care needs

September 26, 2016

Governor signs bill to outlaw analog substances of synthetic cannabinoids

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1036, authored by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), which bans synthetic cannabinoids in California. Starting January 1, 2017, it will be a crime to possess, sell, transport, or manufacture an analog of a synthetic cannabinoid compound.

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