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Governor Approves Maternity Coverage Bills

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 8:23am

Governor Jerry Brown signed four bills into law Thursday which will support health care for pregnant women and mothers.

Two new laws will close a gap in health coverage for maternity in California. All state-regulated plans and policies will need to include pregnancy services starting July 2012.

Also starting next year, a law will ensure continuation of health coverage for a woman on maternity leave from her job.

And in 2014, hospitals will need policies to promote breastfeeding to women just after childbirth.

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