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Keeping A-”Breast” of the New Health Care Law

Keeping A-”Breast” of the New Health Care Law

A big change in public policy could bring mothers and their new babies much closer from now on. As of January 1, a provision of the Affordable Care Act, the health reform legislation passed by Congress in 2010, now requires that health insurers cover the cost of  breast pumps and lactation services for new moms. Before [...]

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The True Cost of Paid Leave for Parents of Newborns

The first objection to a national paid family leave policy in the US is usually about cost. Who would pay for it? Why should the employer pay a worker who isn’t there? Given that such a program would, among other things, allow new parents time to care for their children, is it fair to workers [...]

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