Medicaid Madness ...
New York Senator, Charles Schumer, recently said the following :
** "It is just mind-boggling to think that Level 3 sexual offenders can get Viagra, which may indeed help them perpetrate other horrible crimes." **
Senator Hilary Clinton's mind seems equally boggled. As does Alan Hevisi's; he's the New York State Comptroller.
They should add This Old Brit's name to their boggle-list, too. The sooner the better.
Here's a clip from a relevant BBC report that I read today.
** "Mr Hevesi said states in the US are required by law to include Viagra in Medicaid programmes covering prescription drugs when medically necessary.
He said some of the recipients of the erectile dysfunction drug had been convicted for sex offences on children as young as two years-old." **
Senator Schumer, added:
** "It is just mind-boggling to think that Level 3 sexual offenders can get Viagra, which may indeed help them perpetrate other horrible crimes.
"And what we know about Level 3 offenders is this: They almost never change. They're almost never rehabilitated." **
I'd say, the pressure these people are bringing to bear on US federal government, is both highly commendable and highly desirable. Wouldn't you?
Click on the link, for more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4573323.stm