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Public News Service - FL: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

PHOTO: In a push to improve preventive medical care, the Affordable Care Act says insurance companies can no longer charge for many basic screenings, including the domestic violence screening.

NAPLES, Fla. – Florida doctors can now screen patients for indications of domestic violence, as one of the eight preventive care tests available at no additional cost under a section of health care reform that just became effective this week. It is being billed by some as a step toward improv

TAMPA, Fla. - Simply being female or the victim of a crime can cause a Florida woman to lose her health insurance coverage, either through denial of enrollment or increased premium prices. A new study from the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), comparing insurance premium prices for similar coverag

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - While most Americans know people who are, or have been, victims of domestic abuse, we don't always see a connection between domestic abuse and "economic abuse," according to a new study by the Allstate Foundation. But experts say that if your partner refuses to let you get a j

TAMPA, Fla. - The economy is being blamed for a rise in Florida child abuse, and with it a rise in bullying. The state Department of Children and Families says there's also an increase in the severity of the cases, with 59 deaths so far this year being investigated as possible child abuse. Paul D'

Orlando - As the recession deepens, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports a 37 percent increase in the demand for emergency services and shelter for victims of domestic violence. The Coalition, meeting this week in Orlando to look at possible solutions, told Florida legislators tha

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