Jeff Stoffer, media and communications director with the American Legion spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 20 to discuss the January edition of the publication.
Stoffer offered a preview of some of the stories that will be featured in the upcoming edition of the American Legion magazine. One article that he discussed was about doing research on deceased military members brains who suffered from PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other chemical imbalances after experiencing combat on deployment. Stoffer said scientists are accepting brain donations after a person passes away in order to research the different impacts each of the aforementioned variables had on a soldier during their lifetime. He said hopefully with this research, scientists will be able to find ways to treat soldiers and veterans who suffer from injury or chemical imbalances.
Norm Wernet, state director for the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans discussed protecting pensions and lowering drug prices. He discussed the Butch-Lewis Act passing through the House of Representatives and now it is going to the Senate. The Butch-Lewis Act would protect retirees pensions and benefits a person worked their entire lives to build up. Wernet also talked about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and how there is legislation to lower, and control the ever-increasing cost of drugs, such as insulin.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about the USMCA passing through the House of Representatives in early December.
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