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Susan:
State stops paying for Viagra, sex changes. Religious stuff still ok
Maura Lerner,  Star Tribune
September 1, 2005

The state of Minnesota is quietly getting out of the business of paying for three controversial treatments that affect the sex lives or sex organs of low-income patients.

Starting today, the state will no longer cover routine circumcisions, unless "required by religious practice," under its insurance plans for 670,000 low-income Minnesotans, according to the Department of Human Services.

It's also dropping coverage of Viagra and other impotence drugs.

And last month, it completely stopped paying for sex-change operations.... [Read More]

Susan:
Of course the bills sponser was a Republican.

Leigh:
What chaps my cheeks is when an insurance company will pay for viagra but not BC pills  >:(

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