Are these the people you want running your healthcare?
Just last week the General Accountability Office added the Postal Service to its list of troubled agencies, saying there are serious and significant structural financial challenges currently facing the agency.
“Every major postal policy, from employee pay, to days of delivery, to the closing of postal facilities must be on the table. Without major change, the day will soon come when the Postal Service will be unable to pay its bills …” GAO said.
Congress is considering a bill to change the way the post office funds its retiree health benefits over the next two years that could save it $2 billion annually.
The post office also filed a petition with the independent Postal Regulatory Commission indicating that managers are looking at closing many post offices to save money.
In addition, Postmaster General John Potter has asked Congress for permission to reduce mail deliveries from six days-a-week to five.
Interestingly, the same thing that allows us to find alternatives to the government run postal service won’t be part of government run healthcare. Would you put up with being forced to use the USPS?
Link via Inside Charm City