Did you know that due to the The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law in 2010, health plans are required to cover breast pumps and lactation consultant appointment. Many health plans began implementing this coverage on or after August 1, 2012.
The ACA is complicated…not as straightforward as you would hope. If you are interested in taking advantage of this amazing Act then read through these page to see what you should do next.
Before you assume anything, contact your insurance company to see what they will cover and where you can buy it from (often it is from a Medical Supply Company that they approve). Read this woman’s story on her agonizing time dealing with her insurance company to buy a breast pump.
The ACA is amazing but there are a lot of details that need to be ironed out to make it as effective as possible. It is a step in the right direction!