Viagra is what I would call a “recreational drug.” No one needs to be taking it. Losing one’s sex drive used to be considered a normal part of getting older.
So I am sort of outraged that Medicaid is using my tax dollars to help poor people have sex. As if poor people weren’t already having enough sex.
Tyler Cowen mentions this in the context of a story about convicted sex offenders getting government paid Viagra. I think the bigger problem is that everyone with Medicaid is getting this benefit.