The Weekly Sedition

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Is Your Penis Pump Covered by Medicare?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — weeklysedition @ 4:32 AM

Current mood: amused

This recent Friday night, I was watching one of the shows from the Stargate franchise and this commercial spot was included as a sponsor —

Now, I’ve seen these sort of things before in print advertisements and in spam I’ve received in email. What sparked my attention this time was that in this case, the gadget was billed as a “therapeutic device,” and thus is covered by Medicare.

This really shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, Viagra is covered. Maybe Bob “Brady Bill” Dole had something to do with that in his post-Senatorial time as PR spokeslug for Pfizer, pitching Viagra in between lobbying gigs.

And it gets even funnier — the Pos-T-Vac site sets you back Ø550 for the BOSS 2000-3 unit.

Hey guys, if this sort of therapy is what you need to get it up, do your fellow taxpayers a favor and go with one of the “non-therapeutic” pumps that are advertised in porn outlets that run somewhere around Ø20-50 apiece. Sure, you’ll have to shell out that Ø20-50 from your own pocket at the local adult bookstore.

And if that’s not an option, there’s always the Shop Vac therapy —


Seriously, “eagleeye1975” makes some good points in comparing the Post-T-Vac to other Medicare-funded items, such as the Hoveround, in that with both the Pos-T-Vac and Hoveround, the end-user (“consumer” or “customer”) isn’t the one who pays for it. See for yourself —


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