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March 17th, 2014, 03:27 PM
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Hello ladies, I'm currently 18 wks preggo with my first and I have every intention on breast feeding! It's the best choice for my baby and has so many benefits, I encourage all Mommy-to-be's to give it a shot even if it's not something you're particularly interested in. I've been breast pump searching on and off for the last week or so and fell in love with a double electric pump which happens to be expensive.. $300+ and was thinking if I added it to my registry no would would get it and I'd have to find the money to get it myself. Well, I came across this blog and just found out that certain insurance company's pay for breast pumps!!! It's through the Affordable Care Act and is considered a "preventive service". I logged into my insurance account, found the list of approved DME suppliers, went to their websites and found a wide range of covered, popular name brand breast pumps, you can even rent hospital pumps, cool right? Fortunately the one I wanted is covered by my insurance but I can't receive it until after I deliver.. either way I'm beyond excited I found this out now that $300+ can be applied to other things! I hope you ladies find this helpful!!! Hugs & Healthy Babies To All
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March 24th, 2014, 01:49 PM
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This very much depends on the insurance company. For example, mine through Kaiser gives a free breast pump. This free pump is a manual single pump. Pretty much useless. BUT if you have any medical condition that puts you at risk for breast feeding problems then a hospital breast pump is provided for free for 6 months. So definitely research
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May 2nd, 2014, 09:48 AM
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Thanks for the heads up! I know that my insurer didn't cover expensive pumps during my first pregnancy but I have since switched plans and will have to look into this for my current policy .
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May 8th, 2014, 08:14 PM
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Wish I had known that sooner https://www.facebook.com/flowerchildacc
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June 24th, 2014, 01:51 PM
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For anyone who has medicaid, breast pumps are only covered if deemed medically necessary
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June 24th, 2014, 01:57 PM
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Kaiser changed it's policy in March. There is now a number you call after giving birth and they ship you an Ameda Purely Yours double breast pump for free
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