State politicians believe that the chemicals may harm the coral reefs and marine ecosystems in Hawaii, a critical part of the state's economy. However, corporations and doctors have questioned the law's impact on consumer health.
A handful of states have joined California and the other original states who filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration exception to the ACA's contraceptive mandate that would allow any business or corporation to deny contraception coverage based on any religious or moral ground. The case is currently before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced a high-profile lawsuit against Sutter Health for allegedly engaging in anticompetitive conduct that has driven up health care costs for patients and employers across the state. Sutter is one of the largest health care systems in California, and one study has shown that its hospital costs are 25% higher than other providers.