At LAB Medical, we know how hectic preparing for your new arrival can be. Let us take care of speaking with your insurance company for you. We are your breast pumps insurance specialists. Dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming, but we do it everyday. Besides, you have a lot more going on right now! We will help you select the right breast pump that fits your specific needs and have it delivered directly to your home.
A Nursing Mom’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act
Let us take care of it and Give your newborn the very best
Breastfeeding your baby encourages the joyful bond between the both of you. There are many other benefits as well. The surgeon General reports a 32% higher risk in childhood obesity and a 64% higher risk of type 2 diabetes in children who are not breastfed. Breastfeeding also helps fight disease. It is easier to digest and it changes to fit your baby’s needs. All of those benefits coupled with the cost effectiveness of breastfeeding make it a great choice for your newborn and your family.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is health insurance reform legislation signed into law that requires health plans to cover preventive services at no cost. Preventive services that have strong scientific evidence of their health benefits, such as breastfeeding, must be covered
HealthCare.gov (2012), Affordable care act rules on expanding access to preventative services for women
Retrieved from Healthcare.gov
It is important to understand that each health care insurance plan will determine their specific lactation support and services, as well as breast pumps and supplies. You can access more information at the following government websites:
“Pregnant and postpartum women will have access to comprehensive lactation support and counseling from trained providers, as well as breastfeeding equipment.”
Breastfeeding services and supplies must be covered with no cost sharing (no co-payments, co-insurance, or deductibles) in plan years starting after August 1, 2012. Your insurance provider is your source to confirm what services and types of equipment are covered under your plan.
Now Breastfeeding Services and Supplies are covered Without Cost Sharing in Health Plans Starting August 1, 2012