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GOP Amendment: No Viagra for Sex Offenders

Posted by Sandra On March - 24 - 2010
(Credit: AP)

As part of their effort to slow (or even stop) passage of the bill that would make changes to the health care legislation signed into law by President Obama Tuesday, Senate Republicans have vowed to introduce hundreds of amendments.

One part of that strategy is to offer amendments on which Democrats would be hard-pressed to cast a “no” vote. If the Senate makes any amendments to the legislation, it has to go back to the House — a possibility that Democrats are hoping to avoid.

GOP Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma (pictured) today released a list of the nine amendments he has filed, and right at the top is a clear illustration of the strategy — an amendment entitled “No Erectile Dysfunction Drugs To Sex Offenders.” Here’s how it’s described:

“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.”

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