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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Viagra to sex offenders what next?

This pissed me off. While reading the news, I came across this article at ABC news. It's about men who are convicted sex offenders getting viagra compliments of state medicaid programs. In our society women are denied birth control pills by self righteous pharmacists, and people are denied needed surgery because they have no insurance, and insurances refuse to pay for medications that will make some people’s life better, yet Medicaid will fund Viagra to sex offenders! I am beyond pissed. Check out the news article at ABCNews.com-sexoffenders Get Medicaid-paid Viagra-May 19,2005.

Kevin Freking reports the following states were giving the impotence drug to sex offenders: The states that provided registered sex offenders with subsidized impotence drugs are Florida, 218 cases; New York, 198; Texas, 191; New Jersey, 55; Virginia, 52; Missouri, 26; Kansas, 14; Ohio, 13; Michigan, seven; Maine, five; Georgia, three; Montana, three; Alabama, two; and North Dakota, one. That comes to 788 cases.

Kyle Smith, a spokesman for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, put it this way: "Do we have programs giving clubs to wife beaters or drinks for those committing DUI? Weird things happen in this world, and this is one of the weirder."

I’m sure the good ole boy network doesn’t want to deny men the right to have sex regardless of how they get that sex. Even without giving the Viagra to convicted sex offenders, when was the last time medicaid paid for, let me see, reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy? Yet they see that it is fine for the state to provide impotency drugs to men on medicaid. I might not oppose the men on medicaid and impotency drug if they, medicaid, saw fit to treat women's reproductive issues and self image issues as well as they do men's sex drives. I am, although, against viagra for sex offenders.

Priorities! This is one fucked up society.

2 Comments:

Blogger cr8gdkrma said...

Viagra for sex offenders? What kind of government spending is that when paid with medicaid? I am a 47 year old/young full time student who chose to raise her child (alone) for 18 years + while she furthered her education. I did not get help from the government and struggled to pay for prom dresses, class rings, etc. on my own !!!! Now I am going to school to attain my own dream, but I have not been to a dentist or doctor in three years because I cannot afford it and the government that pays for viagra so sex offenders can get a, well let's just perform really chaps my hide. I can't go to the doctor to make sure I don't have skin cancer, or other problems. I can't go have a simple check up or cleaning of my teeth? Luckily I don't get sick often, but this last year when I very well may have had pnemonia I was affraid to go to emergency because I had to choose; death by illness or death by creditors. I have an above average GPA which should show that I take what I do seriously and at least be provided the minimum of medical care. What does this say to "us" the student or hard working poor? Well for me it suggests that to commit a crime, preferrably a federal offence for better treatment, is an advertised option. THEY, the Government, can't be serious, it is a disgrace.

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