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The Daily Advertiser | Unclaimed Gambling Winnings Targeted To Pay For Rape Exams

(03/12/2015) Gov. Bobby Jindal is targeting unclaimed gambling winnings as a financing source to keep sexual assault victims from having to pay for their own medical exams and treatment, according to the broad outlines of a legislative proposal unveiled Thursday. [ . . . ]

Thirty-two states pay for sexual assault forensic examinations through a victim's compensation program, and 38 states prohibit health care providers from charging victims for the exams, according to Washington-based AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women.

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