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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    WRONG!
    Private insurance pays for Viagra?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Private insurance pays for Viagra?
    Viagra has medical uses other then ED, just like BCPills have medical uses other then birth control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Private insurance pays for Viagra?
    Look up BPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Viagra has medical uses other then ED, just like BCPills have medical uses other then birth control.
    Great!
    A govt program is covering a necessity for citizens/soldiers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    WRONG!
    Show me one does. I've never seen it unless it's approved in very rare cases. For the vast majority it's not covered. I think most of were speaking for another use for it and for those people it's not covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Private insurance does not.
    This is wrong, most actually do they just put caps on the amount per month. Most scripts I've seen are capped at around 6 per month.

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    I believe the two largest Rx insurers Caremark and Express Scripts dropped Viagra in 2016 but Express Scripts brought it back in 2017. Levitra not covered with either.

    https://www.express-scripts.com/art/...usions2016.pdf

    http://www.pembrokeconsulting.com/pd...uded_Drugs.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    "By contrast, total military spending on erectile dysfunction medicines amounts to $84 million annually, according to an analysis by the Military Times — 10 times the cost of annual transition-related medical care for active duty transgender service members.
    The military spends $41.6 million annually on Viagra alone, according to the Military Times analysis — roughly five times the estimated spending on transition-related medical care for transgender troops."

    The military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care
    Less than 10 percent of the prescriptions were for active-duty troops.

    According to the data, active-duty troops received just 102,885 scripts for ED meds, totaling $7.67 million.

    It's insurance like any other type of insurance, covers family members and retirees. Catchy storyline though, it's all over the web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Less than 10 percent of the prescriptions were for active-duty troops.

    According to the data, active-duty troops received just 102,885 scripts for ED meds, totaling $7.67 million.

    It's insurance like any other type of insurance, covers family members and retirees. Catchy storyline though, it's all over the web.
    Okay. It's still the same (or more) than the costs listed as concerns for transgender members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    This is wrong, most actually do they just put caps on the amount per month. Most scripts I've seen are capped at around 6 per month.
    I was wrong, I found one company in Ohio that covers Viagra. Not sure if that's new or not, but it's one of the smaller carriers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer.Pride View Post
    Look up BPH.
    If you have BPH there are drugs much more common and cheaper on the market like Proscar (Finasteride) that are used it much more regularly. Cialis is also the only current drug on the market (that I'm aware of) that had an FDA indication for the treatment of ED and BPH. And in general I have found no doctor that when they prescribe drugs like Cialis that they are intending treat BPH but for ED instead. Just too many cheaper and more affordable drugs on the market for BPH that are better options than Cialis, etc.

    Source: I'm a pharmacist

    Also if in the very rare chance that an insurance does cover Viagra or one of its similar competitors they will often only cover about 6 tablets per month. Most reject it and won't pay for it.

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    It is not just the cost of the operations, but those who have surgery are not available for duty. If they want the surgery, have it done, recover and then join.

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    Trump never seems to care who he offends. He could have very easily just cited the emotional and psychological effects of gender identification and transition, and its implications for battle readiness, without ever alluding to it by name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Show Stopper View Post
    If you have BPH there are drugs much more common and cheaper on the market like Proscar (Finasteride) that are used it much more regularly. Cialis is also the only current drug on the market (that I'm aware of) that had an FDA indication for the treatment of ED and BPH. And in general I have found no doctor that when they prescribe drugs like Cialis that they are intending treat BPH but for ED instead. Just too many cheaper and more affordable drugs on the market for BPH that are better options than Cialis, etc.

    Source: I'm a pharmacist

    Also if in the very rare chance that an insurance does cover Viagra or one of its similar competitors they will often only cover about 6 tablets per month. Most reject it and won't pay for it.
    I'll have to tell my physician that he made a mistake for prescribing Cialis and viagra for BPH then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballfamily View Post
    It is not just the cost of the operations, but those who have surgery are not available for duty. If they want the surgery, have it done, recover and then join.
    That kinda makes sense since we are still fighting the longest war in US history. I don't think it's a cost issue. As we've learned in this thread, it's about the same cost as active duty Viagra use.

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