DeJoy Mail Delays ‘Could Very Well Be Deadly,’ Sanders Warns After Analysis Shows 14 Million Rely on Medicine Deliveries

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      “Drugs used to treat chronic conditions, including hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, hypertension, and Type 2 diabetes are among the prescriptions most commonly filled by mail order for Medicare Part D enrollees and large employer plan enrollees,” KFF noted. “Therefore, delays in delivery due to changes to the operations of the U.S. Postal Service could lead to negative health consequences if it compromises patients’ ability to adhere to their medication regimens.”

      In response to the KFF analysis, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted that the “attack on the Postal Service doesn’t just threaten our election, it could very well be deadly.”

      “Millions rely on the Postal Service for prescription drugs that treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and more,” Sanders wrote. “Postmaster General DeJoy must go.”

      Earlier this week, DeJoy vowed to temporarily suspend—but not reverse—USPS operational changes that resulted in nationwide mail backlogs. The Washington Post reported Thursday that after the November election, DeJoy intends to take “actions that could lead to slower mail delivery in parts of the country and higher prices for some mail services.”

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