You Can Get a Free Breast Pump Under the Affordable Care Act

Breast PumpIf you’re an expectant or a new mom looking to save money in the New Year, look no further than your insurer to save a few hundred dollars. A provision in the Affordable Care Act mandates that insurance companies cover breastfeeding support, supplies, and consulting–in conjunction with each birth–when health care plans began resetting on January 1.

Insurance companies, not the government, will cover the costs of the breast pumps but each company has a different plan for its members. Since the provision is rather new, and has no specification whether insurers should cover certain brands or types of supplies, many are still unsure as to how they’ll implement these benefits.

Visit your insurer’s website to find out how you can obtain breastfeeding supplies (and determine which ones are covered on your plan) and lactation consulting for no out-of-pocket expenses.

For more information about the ACA and how it affects your family, read our interview with Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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  1. by Kim

    On January 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I just read the “provision” link in this article and it states that under the affordable care act, health insurance companies must pay for the cost of RENTING breastfeeding equipment. This article makes it seem like the insurance companies are to cover the purchase of a pump.

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