Press Releases

Bill Implementing Affordable Care Act Consumer Protections Goes to Governor

April 29, 2013

 

For Immediate Release

 

Sen. Hernandez’ Bill Ends Use of Preexisting Condition Exclusions,

Excessive Rates

 

 

SENATOR HERNANDEZ ANNOUNCES 2013 WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT HONOREES

March 14, 2013

 

Please join Senator Ed Hernandez at an awards ceremony to honor the 2013 Women of Achievement for the 24th Senate District in celebration of Women's History Month: March 28, 2013 ~ 2:30 p.m. ~ Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte, CA, 91731. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by March 26th.

Senator Hernandez Introduces Legislation to Bridge the Provider Gap

March 13, 2013

 

For Immediate Release

 

Legislation Will Help Address Shortage of Health Care Providers

 

INSPIRE: A Young Women's Leadership Day

February 6, 2013

On March 2, 2013, 7th-12th grade girls attending the Mountain View School District, El Monte City School District and the El Monte Union High School District will participate in "Inspire", a Young Women's Leadership Day.  The Young women from our community will have the opportunity to be inspired by local leaders who will share their secrets to success.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Maribel Garcia, Superintendent of the El Monte City School District. This Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 event will be held at the Grace T.

Senator Hernandez Introduces Health Care Reform Bills in Special Session

January 28, 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

 Contact: Tim Valderrama
Office: (916) 651-2024 


Senator Hernandez Introduces Health Care Reform Bills in Special Session
Legislation Will Help Protect Consumers and Expand Coverage

Senator Hernandez Introduces Amendment to California Constitution

December 5, 2012

Senator Hernandez Calls for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
Introduces Amendment to California Constitution


West Covina, CA --- State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D. introduced an amendment to California’s Constitution this week, SCA 5, which would repeal those portions of Proposition 209 that prohibit the consideration of race in recruitment, admissions, and retention programs by state universities and colleges. 

Governor Signs Essential Health Benefits Bill

October 1, 2012

Governor Signs Essential Health Benefits Bill
California Gets Closer to ACA Implementation

Governor VETOES Historic Health Insurance Reform

September 30, 2012


Governor VETOES Historic Health Insurance Reform

Veto sets ACA implementation back in California

Historic legislation implementing some of the most transformative and popular provisions of the federal

Affordable Care Act (ACA) was vetoed today by Governor Brown. Authored by California State Senator

Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D – West Covina), the legislation would have finally ensured that Californians

purchasing health care coverage in the individual market would no longer be discriminated against or

denied coverage.

Victims of 2011 Windstorm Damage Get Tax Relief

September 7, 2012


Sacramento—Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 1544, the Windstorm Tax Relief bill authored by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D (D-West Covina). This bill provides tax relief to individuals and businesses who suffered damages as a result of last year’s windstorms. 

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