Pretty amazing news -- Medicare and private health insurance may start paying for older people to carry a gun
Now comes word that, after some FDA pondering, the Palm Pistol has been designated a Class I Medical Device. That means that doctors will eventually be able to prescribe the weapon to qualified patients, who will then be able to claim the cost back through private or Medicare health insurance. . . .
Next step before prescriptions can be made is an application - already submitted by manufacturer Constitution Arms - to CMS contractor Noridian “for a DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Coding Verification in order to be assigned an HCPCS code”. No comment as yet from health insurers themselves.
Thanks to Gus Cotey for sending me the link yesterday.