Since Healthcare Costs Are A Concern for the Military...

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    Since Healthcare Costs Are A Concern for the Military...

    "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
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    Imagine how much they spend on constipation, gas or indigestion.

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    I wonder if President Trump will address this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    I wonder if President Trump will address this?
    No impotent men are fit for combat.

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    Yuge hands

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    I don't think the government should be paying for anybody's viagra whether in the military or on the government's welfare dime. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think insurance companies stopped covering it.

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    From another article I read the prescriptions go to retirees and active duty personnel. They did not break it down as to which group received what % of the dollars. Cannot help to think that the bulk went to the veterans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    I don't think the government should be paying for anybody's viagra whether in the military or on the government's welfare dime. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think insurance companies stopped covering it.
    Government pays for a lot of stupid stuff. I have a cousin who is considered disabled because she has panic attacks. She gets full assistance and the government has paid TWICE for her to get in vitro fertilization. She has had two sets of twins and she has never had a job in her life.

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    Does the government pay for medicinal marijuana? May sway a few new recruits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Government pays for a lot of stupid stuff. I have a cousin who is considered disabled because she has panic attacks. She gets full assistance and the government has paid TWICE for her to get in vitro fertilization. She has had two sets of twins and she has never had a job in her life.
    That's crap, man. So much crap in our government, top to bottom.

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    Insurance does not cover, but while in Mexico that stuff is CHEAP! Gotta take a couple of cruises to stock up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    I don't think the government should be paying for anybody's viagra whether in the military or on the government's welfare dime. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think insurance companies stopped covering it.
    Private insurance does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    I don't think the government should be paying for anybody's viagra whether in the military or on the government's welfare dime. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think insurance companies stopped covering it.
    These medications are also used to alleviate BPH, or enlarged prostate, which is prominant in most males over 50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Private insurance does not.
    WRONG!

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    OnPolitics Today: Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips cost more than trans soldiers' health care - USA TODAY
    OnPolitics Today: Trump'''s Mar-a-Lago trips cost more than trans soldiers''' health care

    If we're worried about saving money, we would sit at the White House.
    A Staycation like many of us have been on.

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