My God-Given Right to Viagra

The film Love & Other Drugs sums up this article in a more entertaining way *cough* Anne Hathaway boobies *cough* but still a great read/argument presented here. Good point made here that the v is an enhancer in the quality of life, that is, not a medical modifier that causes massive long-term repercussions. If men are brave enough to set aside their pride and seek it’s assistance then I agree, it is their God-given right.

Peculiar Faith

Women should pay to prevent a pregnancy but the government should pay to ensure that men can have erections. That absurd opinion is why, in large measure, we’ve been having a mini-meltdown recently in the blogosphere, the press, and public discourse generally in the U.S.  I wish I were making this stuff up.

Some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that just went into effect on August 1 mandate insurance coverage for basic (and sometimes not-so-basic) women’s reproductive health. That’s not the only kind of coverage for women, but that’s the stuff that’s getting all the attention, and for good patriarchal reasons. Let’s recall that since January 1, 2006, Medicare has provided prescription drug coverage for Viagra (among other drugs to alleviate male sexual impotence, and some private insurance companies do the same).

Health care in the United States is wildly and unnecessarily complex, but this much seems…

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