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Wait…Penis Pumps Are Covered By Medicare?! So Why Are Republicans Outraged By Birth Control Being Included?! Watch The Daily Show’s Report!

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Here’s something we bet you didn’t know…

Over the last five years, Medicare has spent more than $172 million on penis pumps for men with erectile dysfunction.

That’s right. Your tax dollars are being spent on making sure your grandpa can get a boner!

So why then aren't conservatives in Congress up in arms about giving out these free dick-hardening devices?

After all, they’ve been arguing for months now over the Affordable Healthcare Act’s contraceptive mandate that would provide birth control to women!

Leave it to the Daily Show to break down this double standard!

Correspondent Samantha Bee investigated why Washington lawmakers are all for penis pumps but don’t think the government should foot the bill for women’s BC.

Oh that’s right, because the vast majority of them are old men!

A gender injustice that sucks harder than the contraption stuck on Sam’s face!

Press PLAY (below) to watch her report that will have you both laughing and crying at the state of American politics!

[Image via Comedy Central.]

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8 comments to “Wait…Penis Pumps Are Covered By Medicare?! So Why Are Republicans Outraged By Birth Control Being Included?! Watch The Daily Show’s Report!”

  1. RockerMom says – reply to this


    1

    Yes they are. And hearing aids and glasses are NOT. Its ridiculous!

  2. Kristina says – reply to this


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    Are you dense? One prevents conception and the other doesn't. How is that confusing?

  3. Kaitlin says – reply to this


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    Seriously? These two things have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Conservatives are up in arms that a constitutional right to religious freedom is being taken away by forcing religious organizations to provide birth control, which goes against their beliefs. What Medicaid provides for erectile dysfunction has nothing to do with this.

  4. irvinegirl says – reply to this


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    Really? Your ignorance knows no bounds. Abortions destroy a living embryo or a fetus or a baby (depending on when the abortion is performed). If a woman wants to destroy a living being inside her, that should be her decision and THAT should not be funded by the Federal govt. A woman can also PREVENT a pregnancy in the first place making an abortion unnecessary because the pregnancy is inconvenient. Shame on you.

  5. The Matrix says – reply to this


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    You are a Dumbo. Have you ever heard of religious freedom.



  6. 6

    Aren't the vast majority of people on Medicare seniors with some exceptions? I would think they are past the child bearing age, I sure am.

  7. TK says – reply to this


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    Re: irvinegirl – Abortion and the use of birth control is completely different.

    Birth control prevents ovulation, thickens mucus so the sperm can't fertilize the egg, and thins the lining of the uterus wall where the eggs attach - this prevents the implantation of the egg.

    A women is not "destroying a living being" or a fetus, or even an embryo.

    You should also remember that not everyone is as blessed as you are. Some woman are raped, in tough financial circumstances, and/or don't want to have a child unless they can give him/her a full life or opportunities. When I get married I will use birth control and adopt. It is more important to me to take care of the children already here, rather then make my own.

    Also - should the government really be paying for old geezers sexcapades?

  8. TK says – reply to this


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    Re: Kai[re=6649617]Re: Kristina – tlin[/re] Re: The Matrix

    All religious organizations simply need to sign a form saying they object - this takes away all fines and obligations of the organization to provide birth control. This obligation shifts to a third party. Religious organizations feel that even allowing a third party to provide birth control for them is a violation of their religious freedom. Blanket exemptions - no fines, no obligations, no third party are offered to churches and other houses of worship. This is due to the separation of CHURCH AND STATE. There is no religious freedom being threatened here - but this does not extend to ORGANIZATIONS.

    Organizations are not allowed to impose their religious views on their employees. Withholding birth control (which is also used to regulate hormones and menstrual flow, along with other health risk) because of your own religious beliefs pushes your beliefs on to your employee. That is NOT religious freedom. A woman has the right to her own choices and beliefs - and her own body.