Grandparents' love life

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  1. JGrubbs

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    Should little Johnny have to pay for grandpa and grandma to have a healthy life concerning their marital relationship? We say "no" but Medicare might soon say "sure, why not."

    The Philadelphia Inquirer on October 13, 2004 reported, "Impotence drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra -- and possibly a libido-enhancing drug for women -- could all be covered under the new Medicare prescription-drug plan.

    "U.S. Pharmacopeia, the independent drug-standards agency hired by Medicare to help decide what drugs to cover, has included 'impotence agents' on its draft list of recommended drugs classes for the benefit, which begins in 2006."

    Last November, we vigorously opposed passage of the Medicare prescription-drug bill because the so-called benefit or entitlement will be the most far-reaching and the most costly expansion of the federal government in our nation's history, and will by comparison make FDR’s New Deal and LBJ's Great Society look like small and cheap federal programs. The Bush administration first projected the cost of the new benefit to be no more than $400 billion; then the estimate was changed to $535 billion (soon after Congress passed the legislation). Now some estimates are as high as $1 trillion -- just for prescription drugs! As John Berthoud of the National Taxpayers Union stated, "A $400 billion expansion of government is harmful enough to taxpayers, but this is likely the baseline. After all, Medicare itself now costs American taxpayers over seven times what it was projected to cost when it was created in the 1960s."

    Source: The Liberty Committee

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  2. LorrieGrace

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    JGrubbs stated:

    Shouldn't they get to have some fun in their second childhood? [​IMG]

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  3. Johnv

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    Hey, wait a minute, JGRubbs, if I'm 70, and need a little help in "that" topic, and I'm married, why should I be denied such? Unless one believes that this type of "fun" is a blessing given only to young married copules. Yes, littly Johnny should pay for Grandma and Grandpa to have a healthy life in all aspects.

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  4. LorrieGrace

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    Little Johnny should actually be thankful to Grandma and Grandpa for creating Mom and Dad that gave him the opportunity to pay for "you know what". LOL
     
  5. Daniel David

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    No, grandma and grandpa should pay for their own sex life. Good grief John. *edited*

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  6. Gina B

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    A few things here people.

    1. Search engines pick up on certain words, and on occasion place ads on your screen/on the forum based on the language they pick up. There have been some raunchy ones recently, so let's be careful in our choice of words.

    2. There are kids visiting this board, and a number of people who are not appreciative of such open discussion. At the least, please attempt to use family friendly wording if you feel such a topic needs to be discussed.

    Thanks.
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  7. Johnv

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    Actually, Medicare is health insurance, and as such, should pay for things that health insurance would typically cover. I checked with my own health insurance provider, and, guess what? They cover proscriptions for Viagra.

    BTW, are you aware that the physical act of intimacy burns off 200 calories per, uhh, session, and has beneficial efects on the heart, lungs, and vascular system?

    It's considerably less expensive to pay for a Viagra prescription than it is for long term cardiac care.
     
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