please take a look at this politico article, headlined “Dems reject amendment to ban Viagra for sex offenders.”
know what’s not mentioned, anywhere in the article? this particular provision of the amendment:
No Erectile Dysfunction Drugs To Sex Offenders – This amendment would enact recommendations from the Government Accountability Office to stop fraudulent payments for prescription drugs prescribed by dead providers or, to dead patients. This amendment also prohibits coverage of Viagra and other ED medications to convicted child molesters, rapists, and sex offenders, and prohibits coverage of abortion drugs. [emphasis mine]
look, i ain’t exactly a fan of max baucus, but he was right to call this a shameless manipulation of the senate process. republicans just want to be able to say that dems voted against this. good job, politico, for playing that game for them.
also, if you want to maintain any sanity at all, never, ever read the comments on politico.