Scores of convicted rapists and other high-risk sex offenders have been getting Viagra paid by Medicaid

“According to Hevesi, the problem is an unintended consequence of a 1998 directive from federal officials telling states that Medicaid prescription programs must include Viagra. His office discovered that the state was helping sex offenders pay for Viagra by checking Medicaid pharmacy expenditures against the stateÂ’s sex offender registry.”

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