Speed Reads


The Daily Show notices that Uncle Sam spends millions a year on penis pumps

Daily Show

There has been quite an uproar over Obama's mandate that (nearly) all health insurance plans cover female contraception. But the tens of millions Medicare pays for penis pumps each year "has never been debated once," says Samantha Bee on Wednesday night's Daily Show. "Not once. Never." Bee brings a woman's health advocate on the show to explain why birth control pills are often used for non-sexual health issues, but what's more impressive is that she finds somebody — sexual health expert Beatty Cohan-Vrettos — willing to vehemently defend federally financed penis pumps on camera. --Peter Weber