Friday, October 21, 2005

Bye Bye Viagra...

No more federal money for Viagra! Republicans in Congress have sent a bill to President Bush that would stop all Medicaid payments for erectile dysfunction drugs. I have NO IDEA why taxpayers are paying for this to begin with...
"...the government would save $690 million over five years by eliminating subsidies for sexual performance drugs."
"A survey by The Associated Press earlier this year showed nearly 800 convicted sex offenders in 14 states received erectile dysfunction drugs filled by Medicaid." (source)

...instead of using this money to help old white dudes with their trophy wives, this money will now go to storm relief if the bill is passed.

(*Thanks to Liz for this story)

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