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Commercial health providers are now required by law to allow breast pumps as a covered expense for lactating women. There is some variation around co-pays and model availability, depending on your health insurance carrier and plan.

Below are some common questions about ordering breast pumps, the Affordable Care Act, and other information that you may find helpful.

Legislation

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has adopted guidelines for several woman-specific health services to be covered by health plans. These services include “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.” According to the HHS Web site Healthcare.gov, "Pregnant and postpartum women will have access to comprehensive lactation support and counseling from trained providers, as well as breastfeeding equipment." The Web site adds: "Breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive measures mothers can take to protect their health and that of their children. One of the barriers for breastfeeding is the cost of purchasing or renting breast pumps and nursing-related supplies."

  • This means that commercial health insurance providers are now required by law to allow breast pumps as a covered expense for lactating women. There is variation in the percent of coverage and copays, depending on your health insurance carrier and plan. Health insurance plans are required to offer coverage of breast pumps, but it may not cover the entire cost.

 

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