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Boyle Leads Letter to Highlight Dangers of USPS Delays on Veterans

August 20, 2020
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) sent a letter, signed by 59 Members of Congress, to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to highlight the adverse consequences recent delays at USPS have on our nation’s Veterans. 
“The ongoing delays at USPS not only jeopardize our democracy, but they are also forcing our Veterans to gamble with their health,” said Congressman Boyle. “Even before this pandemic, many Veterans relied on USPS for their prescriptions and medications. Now, when mail-order services are needed more than ever, the Trump Administration is attempting to weaken our postal service despite the serious health costs the delays will have on our most vulnerable populations. Our Veterans have already sacrificed so much for our country, and they should not have to sacrifice their health at the expense of the President’s self-interested political agenda.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs currently fills about 80% of prescriptions by mail, which roughly translates to nearly half a million prescriptions per day. The full letter can be found here