Mark Seavey, editor for the American Legion spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 15 about the100th year anniversary of the American Legion publication.
The American Legion has come up on 100 years and Seavey brought up some stories that are to be featured in the December edition of the publication. One of the stories highlights veteran homelessness in the west coast of the United States and how they struggle to find affordable housing. Veterans are provided vouchers from their VA’s to help pay for rent, but rent has been increasing at an aggressive rate in California that it is too much for the VA vouchers to maintain. He also talked about helping find mental health resources for veterans who may be struggling with readjusting to civilian life or have any sort of post traumatic stress disorder from their time serving the country.
Rich Fiesta, executive director for the Alliance for Retired Americans spoke about House Resolution 3, which addresses pharmaceutical drug pricing. He said that the drug prices are rising at an incredibly fast rate and people are unable to afford prescriptions, as their insurance does not cover them fully. Fiesta also talked about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and how it includes legislation to lower prices but not the power to negotiate prices if they were to start increasing again.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the National Nurses United union endorsing Bernie Sanders for the second time.