Abe Aboraya

Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya works for WMFE in Orlando. He started writing for newspapers in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.

Contact Abe at 407-273-2300 x 183 on Twitter @AbeAboraya or by email

Firefighters are three times more likely to die from suicide than to die in the line of duty, according to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

With just 25 days left in the legislative session this year, a bill to give workers’ compensation coverage to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder has stalled.


The Orange County Board of Commissioners is looking to update sidewalks to make them comply with the Americans with Disabilities act.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners is looking to update sidewalks to make them comply with the Americans with Disabilities act.

Patients are coming out in opposition to plans in the Florida House to implement a medical marijuana amendment.


Orlando Rally Held Against Obamacare Replacement Bill

Mar 24, 2017

With the vote looming in the House on the American Health Care Act, about a dozen rallied against it outside of Senator Marco Rubio’s Orlando office Thursday.

A rally is planned Thursday at U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s office against the American Health Care Act.

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Florida senators will begin hashing out possible medical marijuana laws this week.

Mass shootings in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale have brought conversations about gun rights and restrictions front and center this legislative session. 

An Orlando police officer diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after the Pulse shooting has been ordered back to work.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a surge in heroin overdoses.


The mother of a victim of the Pulse Night Club shooting will be watching from the Capitol tonight as President Donald Trump gives an address to a joint session of Congress.

Supporters at an Orlando Town Hall want Democratic Congresswoman Val Demings to “fight like hell” for Obamacare.

Congress goes back in session Monday, ending a week of often contentious town hall meetings. The crowd at Demings’ town hall on health care reform in Orlando on Sunday was tame compared to some other events.

Democratic State Senator Victor Torres filed a bill Tuesday to allow first responders to get worker’s compensation coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Florida leads the nation in signups through the Affordable Care Act, and Orlando alone had more signups that 32 entire states.


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