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Demand for breast pumps surge with new coverage under health law

<iframe src="http://embed.newsinc.com/Single/iframe.html?WID=2&VID=24186501&freewheel=90106&sitesection=bostonglobe&height=343&width=609" height=343 width=609 frameborder=no scrolling=no noresize marginwidth=0px marginheight=0px></iframe>A federal health law provision that took effect last August or two weeks ago (depending on your insurance plan) requires insurance coverage for breast pumps for nursing mothers. I think it speaks to the power of the women’s health lobby that these $250-to-$400 devices have mandated coverage -- either for purchase or rental -- while eye glasses, hearing aids, and dental care do not.

But that’s a debate for another day.

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