June 23, 2005

Another Medicaid Success Story...Errrr Maybe Not.

This is disturbing:
SAN FRANCISCO -- California taxpayers helped pay for Viagra and other impotence drugs for at least 137 registered sex offenders in the past year, the state Attorney General's office said.An audit found that Medi-Cal the state Medicaid agency that funds some health services programs for California's poor _ spent $2.6 million to provide 5,855 men with Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs, including 137 men who were registered sex offenders, Nathan Barankin, spokesman for Attorney General Bill Lockyer, said Wednesday.
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