Mark Seavey, editor with the American Legion spoke with America’s Work Force on Feb. 21 about the March edition of their publication.
Seavey discussed a few stories that will be featured in the March edition of the American Legion Magazine. One of the stories he spoke about was Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and how they can be sustained without the victim being knocked out. He explained that even if someone bumps their head and remains conscious, that does not mean damage has not been done. Seavey said that a person should get a check up, even if they do not think they sustained a major injury because the brain is incredibly fragile and needs to be taken care of. He also spoke about the “Certify to Succeed” program that soldiers can take upon transitioning out of the military. The program takes the skills they learned in the service, and applies them to jobs outside of the military.
Rich Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans spoke about prescription drug prices. He said that House Democrats passed the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Act, but it was ultimately killed in the Senate. Although the Senate voted against it, he has high hopes that eventually they will be able to get it passed. Fiesta also spoke about a bill that will effectively increase the minimum wage passed by the House, but was voted down by the Senate.
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