Item: The Federal government uses the Healthcare Common procedure Coding System (HCPCS) to classify the medical services (Level I) and medical equipment and supplies (Level II) that may be covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
Item: The 2011 list of HCPCS codes includes (page 34) code L7900--"vacuum erection system."
Item: A "vacuum erection system" is more commonly known as a "penis pump" and is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Item: The American Urology Association (at 1-18) calls penis pumps "effective, low-cost treatment options for select patients with ED. These devices are available without a prescription." (Even stocked by Amazon.)
Item: In 2010, "vacuum erection systems" ranked 117th in "allowed charges" among medical equipment and supplies, with compensation totaling over $47 million for the year (page 3).
Item: According to Ben Domenech at the Heartland Institute, Medicare has spent over $240 million of taxpayer money for "vacuum erection systems" in the past decade. (I didn't check the math--data for the past three years are here.)
Item: As Daily Caller's Jim Treacher says, "Your tax dollars are still, um, hard at work."