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The Most Ridiculous Amendments To The Health Care Reconciliation Bill

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/24/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:55 PM ET

Republicans know that the health care reform process could be derailed if the Senate decides to adopt any changes in reconciling the bill passed by the House on Sunday.

So, GOP Senators have introduced a variety of provocative -- and occasionally outrageous amendments -- that Democrats who support the health care bill will be forced to vote against in order to get the reconciliation bill through.

A total of 32 amendments have been filed -- all by Republicans -- here are the 10 most outrageous:

No Viagra For Pedophiles
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Proposed By Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), this amendment serves as both a chance to provide a difficult "no" vote for Democrats as well as an opportunity to address continuing abortion financing concerns.

"To reduce the cost of providing federally funded prescription drugs by eliminating fraudulent payments and prohibiting coverage of Viagra for child molesters and rapists and for drugs intended to induce abortion." (Amendment #3556)
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