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    Thumbs down Health Care Law Will Permit Sex Offenders to Get Viagra

    Give sex offenders Viagra? What the He_ _! What is wrong with this picture?



    FOXNews.com - GOP Senator: Health Care Law Will Permit Sex Offenders to Get Viagra
    GOP Senator: Health Care Law Will Permit Sex Offenders to Get Viagra

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    The Congressional Research Service has confirmed Sen. Tom Coburn's assertions that sex offenders not in prison could get Viagra and other drugs treating erectile dysfunction under health plans subsidized by taxpayer dollars.

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    The Congressional Research Service has confirmed Sen. Tom Coburn's assertions that sex offenders not in prison could get Viagra and other drugs treating erectile dysfunction under health plans subsidized by taxpayer dollars. (AP)

    Sen. Tom Coburn drew ridicule last month for trying in vain to prohibit sex offenders from getting Viagra prescriptions under the new health care law.

    But Coburn is now having the last laugh after the Congressional Research Service confirmed his assertions that sex offenders not in prison could get Viagra and other drugs treating erectile dysfunction under health plans subsidized by taxpayer dollars.

    In a memo to the Oklahoma Republican, who is one of two doctors in the chamber, and provided to FoxNews.com, the CRS said there are no provisions in the new health care law "which would require health plans to limit the type of benefits that can be offered based on the plan beneficiary's prior criminal convictions."

    "Additionally, there do not appear to be any provisions that would specifically restrict qualified health plans' coverage of drugs prescribed to treat ED," the memo read.

    "Therefore, a convicted rapist, child molester, or other sex offender who is not incarcerated would not appear to be excluded from enrolling in a qualified health plan through an American Health Benefit Exchange in their state solely because of that conviction," the memo added.

    Coburn offered an amendment blocking this to the companion bill that reshaped parts of the health care law. Sen. **** Durbin, D-Ill., dismissed it as a "gotcha amendment" designed to be difficult for Democrats to oppose. But the amendment failed 57-42.

    The CRS is also seeking information from the Department of Health and Human Servicers congressional liaison office per Coburn's request on whether there have been known cases in which federal health programs such as Medicaid provided sex offenders coverage for drugs to treat erectile dysfunction.

    But the CRS sent Coburn news articles that describe cases in which sex offenders did receive those drugs through state Medicaid programs.
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    OK im going to play devils advocate here. I dont see how this is a bad thing as it stands. I obviously do see how it can and probably will be abused. But you have to consider this. Lets say that you are 22 years old and stupid drunk at the bar its closing time and your bladder is about to bust. You stumble around to the back/side of the building/alley and relieve yourself. You are not hurting anyone, no kids are around. But you get caught, so at 22 years old you are now a sex offender. Thats correct, public urination is a "sex offense". So whatever you pay your dues and are a model citizen and now 40 years later you need/want this medication, i feel that you should be able to get it.

    No this is not my life story.
    -Austin

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    That is why the whole sex offender registry is so screwed up until it is useless except to cause irrational fear among parents. If you look over the list you will probably find someone you know on it and all of a sudden have one of those WTF moments about why are they on such a list. Rather than worrying about prescribing viagra or creating these registries I think that for most of them that deserve to be on the list you go ahead and just cut the thing off making him sit down to pee from then on and let the others go on with their life and try to behave.

  5. What's wrong with yhat sex offenders being able to get viagra this world won't be safe for anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    That is why the whole sex offender registry is so screwed up until it is useless except to cause irrational fear among parents. If you look over the list you will probably find someone you know on it and all of a sudden have one of those WTF moments about why are they on such a list. Rather than worrying about prescribing viagra or creating these registries I think that for most of them that deserve to be on the list you go ahead and just cut the thing off making him sit down to pee from then on and let the others go on with their life and try to behave.
    I always thought there should be two levels of sex offenders - the really bad ones (child molestation, child porn, rape, etc) who should be on the list for life (among other things) and the smaller ones (public urination, etc - crimes where no one was really hurt) that had a time limit. Lifetime on the list for taking a leak in public is a little harsh in my opinion.

    Of course our government would probably get that backwards.

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    I've never been down with the whole sex offender registry, anyway. If studies show that these predators can't be rehabilitated, then either put their sorry asses down or keep 'em locked up til they croak. Then, this whole Viagra thing goes right out the window.

    Yeah, labelling someone a sex offender for public urination is well over the top, IMO, for reasons already stated and others I can think of (people who must take diuretics for high blood pressure, for example).
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    You get drunk and take a leak in public. That has nothing in the world to do with being a sex offender. In high school I wound up ferryig a bunch of drunks around Myrtle Beach back in the good old days when you could cruise by the Pavilion 10 time in one night easily. Someone said lets stop so I pulled into a parking place right in front of the Pavilion and we got out. I hear someone let out a few choice words and turned around, one of my "riders" was taking a leak right on the edge of the street and had just gave one of the others a foot washing. To ay that eithe one of them should be placed on a sex offender list or registry is beyond stupidity and idiotic. Mow there may have been several other thing they could have been charged with but a sex crime is not one of them. That would be like trying to charge Pamela Anderson with raping a man. That don;t make sense.

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    I have been sitting on my fingers for this one, but maybe I should type up. That whole Registry needs to be rethought. I have a noname family dude that has been on the "List" from 15 to till death do he part. His high school friends mother had him charged.. Just because.. He is on the "List"... After the 4th young man was charged the police finally woke up to the mother and charged her for false reports. The 4 no names have had their rights stomped and because the family noname does not have much money, getting the list cleared is expensive and next to impossible. Sure there are some turds out there that must be on the "list", but clearing someone Innocent needs to be addressed.
    Semper Fi

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    Just have to lock these sexual deviates up.


    Police: woman urinated on Florence church | SCNow

    FLORENCE — A Florence woman was arrested Wednesday after she was caught urinating against the outside of a church, Florence Police Maj. Carlos Raines said.

    It happened at 1:51 a.m. Wednesday when an officer driving past New Life Church on Pine Street noticed a woman squatting under a street lamp and urinating beside the church.

    When asked why by the officer, the 64-year-old said she had to urinate really badly and couldn’t hold it, Raines said.

    Viola Brown of 1102 Fieldale Road was arrested at the scene and charged with indecent exposure, Florence County Detention Center booking reports show. She was released Wednesday after posting bond.

  11. I'm not a fan of the sex offender registry either. I know most of them deserve it, but what about the case of the 16 year old in Georgia who was at a teen party and got oral sex from a 13 year old who volunteered? I know that was like statutory rape but she did several guys and it was voluntary. I don't think he should have been on a sex offender registry for the rest of his life for this. This wasn't a violent crime or a situation where the 16 year old forced her to do anything.



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