What the What? Breast Pump Reimbursements Cut?

Anthem’s Breast Pump Reimbursement Decision: A Double Edged Sword for Parents.

Anthem just announced that starting April 1, 2018 (no not an April fools joke) they will be cutting the amount they reimburse for breast pumps in half.  We, as parents, know this either means extra expense or “taking home a lower-quality model that simply doesn’t cut it.”

While this is yet another cost that adds up for the new parent and we’re disappointed in the decision, we have good news.  There’s an alternative!

Perhaps this new decision from one of the largest providers will encourage parents to look for high-quality used pumps that have been well maintained and taken care of.  Bonus - if you have one the models that is noted as the most efficient, high quality products and you are done using it - sell it to a family who needs one.

Okay, we know you’re wondering is buying a used pump safe and there is a lot of controversy surrounding the question - here is some more information on buying a used breast pump.

Good Buy Gear carries a wide variety of brands, models, accessories so you can find what you need at a price you'll love. Shop now

If you are done with your nursing adventure contact us for a White Glove Pick-Up and include your gently-loved breast pump among your items to help another mama out there!


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