Skip to comments.Penis pumps draining Medicare of millions
Posted on 01/14/2014 10:11:45 AM PST by dead
Penis pumps cost the U.S. governments Medicare program $172 million between 2006 and 2011, about twice as much as the consumer would have paid at the retail level, according to a government watchdogs report released on Monday...
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Considering the strain retiring baby boomers will soon be placing on Medicares budget, shouldnt we be focusing this entitlement program on real, life-saving treatment and equipment to serve the health needs of seniors instead of subsidizing penis pump purchases? Ben Domenici of the Heartland Institute think tank said in an email statement.
And to those seniors who really do want one, added Domenech, just buy it yourself you dont need to send the bill to your fellow Americans.
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It makes it easier to screw us.
I bet it doesn’t reach six replies like the first time
it was posted.
It’s an FDA approved medical device.
Lots of folks are making good money “milking” Medicare.
Look at all the blood glucose test strips for sale on Craigslist and eBay.
Who inserted the funding? Weiner?
Moderator must still be asleep.
“The report by the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services said Medicare, the government health insurance system for seniors, paid nearly 474,000 claims for vacuum erection systems, or VES, totaling about $172.4 million from 2006 to 2011. Yearly claims for the devices nearly doubled from $20.6 million in 2006 to $38.6 million in 2011.
According to the Mayo Clinic, penis pumps are one of a few treatment options for erectile dysfunction.”
Yeah, I saw the story someplace elese. Thought about posting it here.
But said to myself; “This is a “No Thanks” thread if ever I saw one.”
The Jokes just write themselves!
Them little blue pills ain’t cheap either.
Unless you buy them from India. Shhhh.
Even when Goverment is SUPPOSED to suck, it screws even THAT up. . .
That’s $363.71 a piece. I doubt that’s only double the price...
Do they actually work? Shouldn’t that be a criteria for their purchase? If not, then no way!..................
$363.71 a piece?
I can get a good Hoover Vac for less than that!.................
Medicare trust fund scam: just cash in those IOUs from one government account to to put it in another to spend by borrowing the $$$.
its magical $$$.
Because we have an out-of-control government, which is the nature of all Central Governments, but also a Federal Reserve which can print money and manipulate interest rates to finance it all.
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