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    Default Medicaid cover breast pump?

    I will be going back to work soon and wanted to get a nicer breast pump. Does anyone know if medicaid will cover one?

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    Default Re: Medicaid cover breast pump?

    I don't know about medicaid, but if you qualify for WIC I think that you can get one through them.
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    Default Re: Medicaid cover breast pump?

    I have no idea about Medicaid, but under the new health care laws, your insurance company is required to pay for lactations supplies and services. Might be worth checking into if you have any sort of coverage as well.
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    Default Re: Medicaid cover breast pump?

    I would go through WIC I think, however, you will need a drs rx I believe to get it through wic, otherwise they only give you hand held ones, I believe, not electric.

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    Default Re: Medicaid cover breast pump?

    Thanks! I also have insurance through my husbands work. So I'll have to find out. And while I am not currently on WIC I know I qualify. So I'll look into that too. I didn't even think about that!

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    Default Re: Medicaid cover breast pump?

    http://blog.oncloudmom.com/2012/02/u...-act-lets.html about what insurance companies are now required to cover.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
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    Default Re: Medicaid cover breast pump?

    Depending on what state you are in and who your Medicaid provider is, yes they will cover the cost of a pump. I order pumps for mothers who have Caresource or Molina all the time. How old is your LO? Some companies will only cover the cost if it is ordered by 6 weeks PP, but it doesn't hurt to try.

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