When the Affordable Care Act was written to include support of breastfeeding—including supplies and counseling—as preventative care coverage, there were lots of shouts of glee from not only nursing and expecting mothers, but also from advocates of breastfeeding. This regulation was to become effective August 2012. So when I became pregnant with baby #2 early in 2013, I was elated, especially as a working mom who had issues with breast feeding supplies with a past child.
What I’ve come to discover, though, is that not all insurance companies are made equal. And because of the vagueness of the Affordable Care Act, it’s become apparent that some insurers are not providing as much support and ease for women as originally thought.