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New health care coverage rules for women unveiled
San Francisco Chronicle

Thousands of women in California will be eligible for free birth control, domestic violence counseling, sexual disease screening and breastfeeding support under new health care guidelines unveiled Monday by the White House that require insurance plans to cover the services as preventive care.

Women’s groups in the Bay Area and beyond hailed the landmark move, part of the federal health care law approved last year, as an effort that could save lives and money.