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    No Sex, Please, We’re on Medicare

    What could be more likely to draw international headlines, and jokes on late-night talk shows, than a government report that includes both an alleged waste of Medicare money and erectile dysfunction?

    Even without dopey jokes about swelling costs and rising whatevers, this story was bound to get attention: The federal Department of Health and Human Services dispatched its Office of Inspector General to review Medicare payments for vacuum erection systems, less formally known as penis pumps. Its recent report revealed that Medicare was paying “grossly excessive” prices for these devices (which draw blood into the penis, creating an erection that allows a man to have intercourse).
    I thought Medicare was supposed to heal the sick, not raise the dead.

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    Re: No Sex, Please, We’re on Medicare

    Medicare always has paid exorbitant prices for medical devices and equipment. It's the reason why we see a Durable Medical Equipment supplier on every corner, in the hospital districts of cities and towns across the country. You would probably be amazed at how much they pay for monthly rental of an oxygen concentrator for home use.

    (And btw, aren't you aware that it's everyone's right to have sex? )
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    Re: No Sex, Please, We’re on Medicare

    Wow. If Medicare pays for artificial devices so that males can have sex, I wonder if they'll foot the cost of vibrating dildos so women can have sex. Hmm....

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    Re: No Sex, Please, We’re on Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Wow. If Medicare pays for artificial devices so that males can have sex, I wonder if they'll foot the cost of vibrating dildos so women can have sex. Hmm....
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