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#1 of 2 Old 02-08-2014, 11:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've heard all sorts of information regarding breast pumps and insurance... I would love to hear from someone who knows from experience or has looked into themselves.

 

I am delivering at U of M hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan with the U of M Midwives and I was told, at the Midwives Hospital visit, that I can receive a prescription for a breast pump while I am in the hospital (after birth) and my husband can 'go downstairs' fill the prescription, and get it covered by insurance.  I have a few lingering questions for anyone who's gone through this or looked into it:

 

(1)  Is it a double electric breast pump? Or manual?

(2) was yours truly covered by insurance?

(3) how much did it end up costing you?

(4) was it really as easy as going downstairs in the hospital to pick one out?

 

I'd love any information you might have from looking into this yourself.  Thank you!!!

(If it helps, I have Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

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(1) Is it a double electric breast pump? Or manual?
(2) was yours truly covered by insurance?
(3) how much did it end up costing you?
(4) was it really as easy as going downstairs in the hospital to pick one out?



1.) depends on your insurance but you are covered under obamacare for a single at least and then your insurance will determine other options: upgrades, doubles etc.
2) yes, my single pump was 100% free. If I wanted the double I had to pay $100 deductible which is still awesome but I already had a double from previous pregnancy.
3) my single pump was free. Just went to Discount Drugmart and talked with their medical supplier.
4) I had a homebirth so I did all the research on my own, but I'm sure if the hospital is a medical supplier which most are, then yes, you get your prescription, give them your medical card, ID, script, etc and pick a pump out a few days later after they verify your information. Very easy process.

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