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President Donald Trump has offered conflicting statements about supplementary funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

USA TODAY

The delays in the postal system are deeply concerning and put my health at risk. And the changes to the post office just add insult to injury when it comes to this medicine.

President Donald Trump’s attacks on the postal service are personal. I have a condition called dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disease that causes my body to attack my skin and muscles. Left untreated, the disease can lead to discomfort, weakness, or other serious health complications.

To treat it, I receive a 30-day supply of Plaquenil, which I receive through the mail from the Veterans Affairs Department. Like millions of other people, I rely on the mail for my medicines to be delivered on time. 

But recently, new delays in