Melissa Ross
Brands are praising the gymnast for putting mental health first.

Melissa RossMarch 28, 2016

Expanding Medicaid would greatly help the nearly 1 million uninsured Floridians who have a substance abuse or mental health issue. That according to a policy brief released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report examines how Medicaid expansion would affect people with a substance-use disorder or mental illness. In particular, […]

Melissa RossMarch 25, 2016

Among the 68 bills Governor Rick Scott just signed into law, perhaps the most attention-getting is HB1411, a bill that “revises regulations for licensed abortion clinics.” The controversial measure imposes new restrictions on clinics where abortions are performed, by requiring that physicians who work at them hold admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The new law also […]

Melissa RossMarch 23, 2016

Advocates for the health of the St. Johns River are heading out on the waterway for a 13-day tour. According to the St. Johns Riverkeeper, which is leading the “Save the St. Johns River” event, the Tuesday launch coincided with World Water Day, an international day of awareness for water issues. The event features a team […]

Melissa RossMarch 22, 2016

In the wake of President Barack Obama‘s historic visit to Cuba, the retired Floridian who once represented the U.S. in Havana says it’s time for Florida cities to wade into the travel and business opportunities now on the horizon. While some Florida cities have rushed to do business in Cuba, others, particularly conservative Jacksonville, have […]


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