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Mothers battling insurers for breast pumps, despite new law

When Adriana Stovall heard that the Affordable Care Act would require health insurance companies to provide nursing mothers with a breast pump beginning Jan. 1, she was elated. Finally, the working mother would have access to an efficient pump, enabling her to provide more milk for her 11-month-old son. Or so she thought. Stovall is among a number of California nursing mothers who have had their requests for a breast pump denied by their insurance companies this year, despite the new law.