Once again, the private sector to the rescue. From USA Today:
Amazon.com unveiled a new partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver online orders from the world’s largest Internet retailer on Sunday for the first time.
The service started this weekend in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas and Amazon plans to expand it to a large portion of the U.S. population in 2014, including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix.
Amazon is not charging extra for the new service, so members of the company’s popular Prime service will be able to buy products on Friday and get them by Sunday for free. The service also applies to non-Prime members, who can get free five to eight-day shipping on orders of at least $35 (up from $25 previously).
Meanwhile on this Veterans’ Day over 400,000 claims with the Veterans’ Administration are over 125 days old.
I hope amazon.com is around in a couple of years when we’re all on Medicaid, so we have some place to go to get medical care.