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Medicare Pays Millions for Penis Pumps

"Vacuum erection systems," also known as penis pumps, are among the medical devices that Medicare Part B pays for, and according to a ruling by PunditFact, Medicare has paid millions of dollars for them.
 
The fact-checkers set out to check the claim that Medicare has spent on $172 million on the devices, and ruled it “mostly true.” Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, was slightly incorrect on the timeframe she gave during an appearance on The Daily Show, but she got the dollar amount right.  
 

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