Support insurance equality for moms who can't breastfeed due to breast cancer

Support insurance equality for moms who can't breastfeed due to breast cancer

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Bobbie started this petition to Goverment and

Did you know that new moms who’ve undergone a mastectomy, either as a survivor or previvor, can get a free breast pump and lactation support through the Affordable Care Act, but have zero access to coverage for donated breast milk or baby formula?  This is a meaningful gap in policy that needs your support to change. 

Currently, the coverage of infant formula or donor milk by insurance is tied to the medical necessity of the baby. It’s only considered if the baby has a medical condition.  But in cases where the mom physically can’t breastfeed their babies, due to a mastectomy,  the medical necessity for formula or donor milk still exists. The insurance coverage of infant formula or donor milk should be bundled with the mother’s mastectomy coverage to ensure insurance equality.

Coverage of breast pumps and lactation support when an individual has had their breasts removed is not helpful or supportive and simply does not make sense. Infants of these individuals require infant formula or donor breast milk as a matter of survival. It clearly makes sense to provide a level of coverage for these items rather than breastfeeding support items for those who choose to have babies post-mastectomy. 

We want legislation changed to create insurance equality covering formula or donor milk for all moms who have undergone a mastectomy.

This campaign is supported by Bobbie, the only female-founded and mom-led infant formula company in the U.S., and the non-profit organization, The Breasties, as we strive to support parents in all of their feeding journeys. 

By signing this petition you are pushing for this policy change and collectively showing the power of our united voices.

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