Nathan Geissel, who lives in rural Oregon, has been waiting more than nine days for a life-saving medication to arrive in the mail. As far as he knows, it’s stuck in a fulfillment center.
Geissel’s doctor prescribed the medicine two years ago to prevent blood clots. He’s never experienced delays before.
The U.S. Postal Service has become a political battleground after President Trump said he opposes additional funding because he does’t support universal mail-in voting. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a Trump supporter, reportedly ordered recent cost-cutting measures, slashing overtime and curbing late delivery. It has created significant delays in mail deliveries, according to mail worker advocates and others.