Less Carrying, More Caring: What If USPS Rounds Included Health Checks For Vulnerable AmericansSeptember 20, 2021
America has two problems, which can be tempered with a single solution.
The baby boom generation is graying, creating an ever-larger population of older people, many isolated, whose needs the nation is ill-equipped to meet or even monitor.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Postal Service has gone $160 billion into debt, in part as digital communications have replaced snail mail. This year it has requested two rate increases for stamps and other services, bringing the price of a first-class stamp to 58 cents. It is running an aggressive TV ad campaign, presumably to build support for Congress to step in with some kind of rescue.
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