Press Releases

September 1, 2017

SB 17 passed Assembly Appropriations Committee, now heads to the Assembly Floor

August 24, 2017

Jasmine’s Law will help patients with complex medical conditions continue vital care

SACRAMENTO – As a response to the insecurity that exists in the health insurance market, Senator Ed Hernandez, chair of the Senate Health Committee, has amended Senate Bill 133 to help patients complete treatment with their doctor under a new plan if their health insurance carrier leaves the market.

August 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

July 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) issued the following statement on the recent U.S. Senate vote to advance to floor debate on their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure to help the City of La Puente further utilize newly acquired funding from the County of Los Angeles to benefit the overall livelihood of residents in the city.  Senate Bill 361, authored by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D.

June 27, 2017

Senate Health Leader continues to fight Big Pharma in California for some much-needed sunshine on drug costs

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Health Committee approved passage of Senate Bill 17, which provides transparency on rising drug prices in California. 

June 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) issued the following statement on the recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office of the U.S. Senate Republican health care bill:

June 22, 2017

Senator Hernandez also asks for transparency and a diversity of opinions through the process

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Senate Health Leader called for the U.S. Senate to conduct transparent proceedings for their version of health care reform and implored federal leaders to learn from California’s success with the Affordable Care Act.