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Patients say post office slowdown is delaying delivery of life-saving medications

August 19, 2020


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.

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