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The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has completed an analysis regarding the probability that convicted sex offenders could receive coverage of Viagra under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). CRS concluded: “There are no provisions in the PPACA which would require qualified 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.”

“… 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 offered through an American Health Benefit Exchange in their state solely because of that conviction.”

Click here to view CRS release of news articles on federal coverage of ED drugs for sex offenders.

Click here to view CRS analysis of coverage under a qualified health plan for ED drugs prescribed to convicted rapists, child molesters, and other sex offenders.