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October 5, 2012

OBAMACARE FUN FACT #1:  BREASTFEEDING:  All employers must now provide a “reasonable break time” and a “private place other than a bathroom” for employees to express breast milk for at least one year after childbirth.  Employers with fewer than 50 employees “may” be exempt if they can demonstrate compliance would result in an “undue hardship.”   [Section 4207, Affordable Care Act].

Other than a bathroom?  So a special breast feeding lounge or something?  I have absolutely nothing against breast feeding (quite the contrary), but this is a regulation that the federal government needed to impose on business owners in this economy?  Really?

In addition,in defining the “essential health benefits package” that all health insurance policies must offer (under section 1302 of the Act), the Department of Health & Human Services has issued regulations requiring free coverage of breastfeeding supplies and counseling.


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