Billing for #rape: #Louisiana sex assault victims often face hefty bills for medical care

Rape victims billed for medical expenses
In Louisiana, victims of sex crimes often are billed for forensic medical exams and related care even though state and federal guidelines require many of these services be provided at no cost to the victim. An advocate and victim spoke with the Times Picayune l about this issue.

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Jared Bernstein: 2013 #poverty and #income results: Rising tide lifts a few boats, but the levee needs work

By Jared Bernstein

September 16th, 2014

They’re out and I’ve got an extensive analysis up at PostEverything. For here, some highlights.

–The poverty rate fell more than I expected last year–down half-a-percentage point from 15% in 2012 to 14.5% in 2013. It was fully driven by a sharp decline in child poverty rate, which fell almost two percentage points, from 21.8% to 19.9%, the largest one-year decline since 1966.

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