Just found this out last week--under the Affordable Care Act, as of 2013, insurance companies now must cover breast pumps! I called mine to confirm, and they said I could choose between an Ameda double electric and an Ameda manual. PLUS, it includes supplies (two bottles, storage containers, and freezer bags that I can reorder for free every 90 days!) They all use good brands, top of the line equipment. The logic is that breastfed babies are generally healthier, and require less medical attention/cost; the insurance companies will now pass on that savings to us. Pretty awesome in my book
Just letting everyone know because most of my pregnant friends had no idea! I had around a $300 savings which I could definitely use with a new baby on the way! So call your insurance company and see what they will provide.