Just heard that our families that use the FSA to pay for breastpumps will no longer be able to, where as if you are on WIC/welfare you get a nice pump for FREE, compliments of the government.
Why, you ask...because the committee feels that there are NOT enough health benefits to breastmilk, it is only a more healthy alternative. ***. This reform is going to be a real mess.
oh--looked up my own personal HSA, through Aetna:
"The cost of a breast pump is considered a medical expense if the pump needs to be used to treat a medical condition
and not covered through Aetna FSA
Eligible Limited FSA Expenses
So...??? Like I said, I hadn't heard about breast pumps being covered in general...can you post any examples? Again, I think this has little to do with the health care reform, but general practices that were put into place long before. However, it's still ridiculous! Think of all the $$ we could save from babies not getting sick due to having the benefits of BM!
Last edit by babyNP. on Nov 1, '10