Our Veterans Cannot Get Their Prescriptions Because Of USPS Delays
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AP Reports: Lawmakers: Postal changes delay mail-order medicine for vets
Delays in the US Postal Service are taking their toll on veterans as many former service members have reported significantly longer wait times to receive their mail-order prescriptions.
In a letter Friday, the 31 senators take aim at new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a GOP fundraiser who took the post in June and has since imposed several operational changes that have led to mail backlogs across the United States. His cost-cutting measures have come as President Donald Trump rails against increases in mail-in voting and says he may hold up postal funding to impede the balloting in November.
These senators stated that they've heard from hundreds of veterans, as well as Department of Veterans Affairs staff, about long mail delays. This has caused many veterans to miss vital doses of medications.
“Access to prescription medications is especially integral during the COVID-19 pandemic when routine health care appointments may be delayed or cancelled,” according to the letter, which was led by Montana Sen. Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “No veteran should have to wonder when their antidepressant or blood pressure medication may arrive — and the effects can be devastating if doses are missed.”
Our veterans put their lives on the line for our country and this is how our government repays them?
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has been investigating the postal delays after he said DeJoy failed to provide answers about why they were happening. Peters is asking a dozen veterans organizations to provide him with information about wait times for mail-order prescriptions or other problems. He says some veterans have reported to him financial harm caused by late fees after their bills and payments took much longer to arrive in July and August.
While the Postmaster General has now delayed any changes until after the election, what happens then?
Our veterans deserve better. Sign the petition now to help save the USPS.
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