State Medicaid director Vivianne Chaumont said the change is consistent with a federal rule, approved in 2006, that barred the federal government from spending Medicaid dollars on erectile dysfunction drugs including Viagra. Nebraska followed suit a few months later and changed its rules to keep state Medicaid money from being spent on the drugs. Medicaid is meant to pay for the medical necessities of needy people and "sex is not medically necessary," she said.
Vivianne – while you may be technically correct, I think that denying low income families, seniors and the disabled access to chemically induced erections is being a bit mean-spirited. Of all the abuses suffered through the Medicaid system, I'm not sure Viagra is the source of your budget shortfalls.
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