Someone just shared with me the news that under Obama's healthcare reform breast pumps must be covered by insurance. I checked into my plan with UnitedHealthcare and they encourage you to buy a double electric pump over renting one from the hospital.
They also say that you have to get it from one of their two dealers or through an in-network provider, like your OBGYN or midwife. I also found that mine won't go into effect until 1/1/13 (the renewal date for my plan). I can only imagine how frustrating this caveat would be if my plan didn't go into renewal until 7/1/13. I guess the benefit didn't go into effect until August 1, 2012 so you just have to wait til your plan renews to get the benefit.
Has anyone else checked this service? More mamas should know about this!
I have attached the document from United HC in case anyone has that insurance.