Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hide Your AARP Card. Medicare has Penis Pumps for Sale!

Forget about hiding your Playboys from your teenage sons, you’d better think about hiding your AARP card. Medicare has a sale on penis pumps, and all at the taxpayer’s expense.

According to data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare has spent more than $240 million of taxpayer money on penis pumps for elderly men over the past decade, and will surpass a quarter of a billion dollars this year for costs since 2001.

The cost to taxpayers for the pumps more than quadrupled during that period, from a low of $11 million in 2001 to a high of more than $47 million in 2010. And these represent only the costs for external devices, technically classified as “Male Vacuum Erection Systems,” not implantable devices or oral drugs such as Viagra.

Could there really be that many geriatrics that have the sex drive of a rabbit?

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