Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Nelson took to the Senate floor on Monday to deliver the first of these speeches. In that address, he took a shot at the man who defeated him, Gov. Rick Scott
The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest healthcare group, insists it is not the time for the U.S. to adopt the “Medicare for All” plan proposed by some Democrats running for president and in Congress.
Ride organizer John Stalzer with One Is Too Many served in the War on Terror and knows returning can be difficult for servicemembers as they try to adjust to life back home and as a civilian.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., introduced the “Department of Veterans Affairs Policy for Medicinal Cannabis Use Act" and the “VA Survey of Cannabis Use Act" with the support of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla.
Reports are emerging of Florida teens being rushed to the hospital with COVID-19 like symptoms after using e-cigarette products—some having to be placed on ventilators. The patients test negative for the novel coronavirus, however they vape. Health experts are concerned that the underaged use of e-cigarettes may be exacerbating the COVID-19 crisis—potentially putting minors who vape at an increased risk of complications from the virus.
According to recent news reports, scammers used the popular event website Eventbrite to pose as county health departments and take or attempt to take payments in exchange for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum showed off his biggest endorsement in the race to be the Democratic nominee for governor, bringing U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. to the University of Cental Florida to rev up crowds as early voting continues in the Sunshine State. 
This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., spoke at the Federation for American Hospitals Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum was able to get the provision included during the U.S House Appropriations Committee markup of the Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill which passed on a voice vote. Congress is expected to pass the minibus before adjourning. 
Mucarsel-Powell, a member of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, is championing the “Peer Assisted Relief Through Networks of Empathetic Resources and Supports (PARTNERS) Act” which will “provide resources and support to those requiring mental health aid by creating a National Peer Support Warmline under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address rising mental health concerns.” The bill would ensure people who call the toll free number will be connected to a trained peer who will provide support and resources.