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(business) Feds Aim to Close Viagra Loophole (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on May, 23 2005 @ 09:12 PM
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Recently it was found that convicted sex offenders are getting free Viagra through the Medaid process.
Also in a related issue, Six Flags has decided to bar any known offenders from it's parks.
I thought drugs and therapy were all that offenders were required to get, such as chemical castration.
 



www.foxnews.com
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Bush administration is scrambling to find a way to close a loophole that allows convicted rapists and other high-risk sex offenders to receive Viagra (search) at taxpayer expense.

The state comptroller's office called attention to the situation on Sunday, saying audits from 2000 through March found that 198 sex offenders in New York received Medicaid-reimbursed Viagra after their convictions. Their crimes included offenses against children as young as 2, Comptroller Alan Hevesi (search) said.

The auditors did not review the situation in other states, but Hevesi spokesman David Neustadt said Medicaid policies on Viagra are the same across the country.




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Rhetoric is the purest form of ignore, passing the buck.With sexual abuse of children at an all time high, how can we protect our children when the offenders are getting stimulants?




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