Breast Pumps Covered By Insurance Thanks To Affordable Healthcare Act
Three years ago when I had my first baby, breast pumps were not covered by my insurance.Considering the amount of my insurance premium monthly, they should cover my groceries.
I know anytime you bring up Obama and Obama-care it can start a riot. But this is something I think everyone can be psyched about. Formula is not cheap and it’s not mother’s milk, which we know to be best for the baby. For many mothers, they try with no success or are only able to nurse for a small amount of time.
The affordable healthcare act is now requiring most health insurances to cover lactation equipment and support. So what does that mean? The only exceptions would be grandfathered plans. For those with coverage, this now means that not only could your breast pump be covered with zero out of pocket cost, but if you need support from a lactation consultant because you are having trouble, that’s covered too.
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