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Got milk? Breast pump industry
booming thanks to Obamacare as
new moms take advantage of new laws

Daily Mail [UK], by Beth Stebner

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/6/2013 10:38:02 PM

The Affordable Care Act means many things for women, including birth control for all policy holders with no additional payment from the patient required. A lesser-known facet of the new so-called Obamacare law is a provision that requires insurance companies to cover the full cost of breast pumps without a deductible or out-of-pocket expense for new mothers. The cost of these devices is covered in insurance premiums, which in turn are paid by policyholders. The Washington Post notes that it was pumps, not pills, that caught suppliers off-guard after January 1, when this part of the

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Hey, everything´s free. Here´s the next frontier in black-market goods. Instead of buying a pump and saving it for the next child, or passing it along to others (they are expensive!), there´s a freebie for each child; sell the excess.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/6/2013 10:39:57 PM     (No. 9102313)

Not a new mom? Lucky you, you get to pay for her convenience anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 1/6/2013 10:45:37 PM     (No. 9102322)

FTA: "A lesser-known facet of the new so-called Obamacare law is a provision that requires insurance companies to cover the full cost of breast pumps without a deductible or out-of-pocket expense for new mothers."

As we peel this onion called 0bamaCare, the freebies and cost of them will make US cry.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/6/2013 10:52:41 PM     (No. 9102330)

To add, my suspicion is that none of this is available to those who buy insurance on the individual market; policies with maternity coverage (to include any and all related expenses) are prohibitively expensive.

Work for yourself? Not a "government" worker or an employee of a large company? Tough luck. Illegal alien? Welfare parasite? Have as many children you like; the small business people will just have to go without.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: msjena, 1/6/2013 11:05:38 PM     (No. 9102343)

I think the government should pay--it´s probably cheaper than formula bought with food stamps (not that many welfare-types breast-feed their babies, despite having the time to do so).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 1/6/2013 11:19:18 PM     (No. 9102363)

Oh, will the food stamp allotment be decreased accordingly? As if.

And it won´t be the government paying for these breast pumps for those who have insurance through their employers - their fellow employees will pay via higher premiums, co-pays, &/or reduced coverage elsewhere.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/6/2013 11:22:30 PM     (No. 9102367)

They get a free breast pump; does their benefit from WIC (formula, baby food, food for mothers) decline because they´re using less formula?

There´s a thriving black market in WIC-supplied foods, too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/6/2013 11:28:29 PM     (No. 9102377)

How nice. Now women, if they choose, can sleep around and breed on the taxpayer´s dime.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/7/2013 12:19:52 AM     (No. 9102405)

Arab countries are setting up milk stations, where new moms must contribute surplus breast milk, for re-distribution...

Remember Sandra Fluke? Supposedly a college student in need of condoms? Well... she is a major player in the Population Control group, involved in Agenda 24.

Fluke wrote a paper stating the existence of the family structure and birthing children is the biggest threat to the agenda... Soooo... thanks, MSM, for another outrageous Propaganda cover up!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ramona, 1/7/2013 12:34:34 AM     (No. 9102415)

I recently purchased a C-PAP machine as prescribed by a dr. My insurance covered 40% of the cost but in return I have to show compliance - there is a USB device that I can put into my computer to send the data showing how often I use the machine (and it has to be in use, not merely turned on). I have no problem with this. But how in the word do you show compliance with a breast pump? I also agree that moms who aren´t employed shouldn´t get one since they have time to breast feed (unless for healthy reasons it is called for).

Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/7/2013 12:46:58 AM     (No. 9102430)

How many of those breast pumps will end up in another country ?

Somewhere down the line there will be a disaster from passing breast milk to babies that are not yours. Wait for it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/7/2013 6:17:48 AM     (No. 9102568)

This is nothing compared to the state of NY. If you´re welfare, you´ll never have to buy pampers in your lifetime.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jlw509, 1/7/2013 12:26:06 PM     (No. 9103276)

Every medical or health need will have to have its own voting bloc so everybody can fight, fight, fight with each other to get a piece of the pie. Rheumatoid arthritis vs Breast Cancer. Fibromyalgia vds AIDS. Prostate vs Pancreas. Geriatrics vs Pediatrics.

Howcome I have to pay for your X, but you don´t have to pay for my Y??? The War of All Against All.

That should keep us all busy while Obama concentrates on taking apart the rest of the Constitution.

And remember: everything that isn´t mandated is prohibited.


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