(I work for a state government) covers ED treatments but only with limitations. They will give me only 4 tablets per month. I am fairly fortunate in that I use Viagra and only need a dose of 25mg so my doc prescribes 100mg tabs and I cut them in quarters. That gives me 16 possible opportunities for sex per month.
My question is: if you have a prescription plan, does it cover these meds and if it does, are there limitations?
My plan covers birth control pills and obviously, women get a full month’s supply. So they can have sex every day of the month if they want to. I feel this is discriminatory against men. Why are they imposing limits on the number of times a month I have sex. Their intent is that I only have sex 4 times per month and if I needed the full 100mg dose, that’s all I would be able to have. I would have no problem if they didn’t cover ED meds if they also didn’t cover birth control pills. Talk about a double standard?
In most women, birth control pills are not for treating a medical ailment (although sometimes they are precribed for medical problems), they are for preventing pregnancy. ED treatments are for a real medical ailment and yet they look at men having sex as an option, and too bad if he can’t, he can live without it.
I am sick of people not taking ED seriously and not treating it as the real medical problem it is and looking at a healthy sex life as something a man can live without. Because of ED I am also being treated for depression. My plan covers all those drugs completely. Ironic, isn’t it?
Anybody else as mad as I am? Anybody have any suggestions?
The worst part is they know the average man won’t sue because of the embarrassment he would feel being thrust into the limelight. I’ve even contacted the American Civil Liberties Union and they told me “ED is not an issue of interest.” If I had a vagina instead of a penis (working or not) they would sure as hell be interested in my concerns. And believe me, I don’t hate women, I love them. I only hate the inequity between men and women in matters like these. I can really understand how women feel when they don’t get paid the same wage as men for the same job.