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State-Funded Crime

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005 · No Comments

Sometimes I wonder about this country. Sex offenders have been receiving state-funded Viagra, which is hopefully coming to an end, and Medicaid will pay for nearly $2 billion to treat erectile dysfunction over the next ten years, while federal funding for birth control programs and education has been cut worldwide and at home.

States May Deny Sex Offenders Funds for Viagra:

A federal agency began notifying states Monday that they do not have to pay for Viagra for convicted rapists and other high-risk sex offenders.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acted one day after the New York comptroller’s office said audits from 2000 through March found that 198 sex offenders in the state received Medicaid-reimbursed Viagra after their convictions. Their crimes included offenses against children as young as 2, Comptroller Alan Hevesi said.

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