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In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision that the BRCA genes cannot be patented, Myriad Genetics' previous monopoly on the test will cease, and more women will be seeking testing. All women who have a risk of carrying a BRCA gene mutation have a right to testing covered by insurance. SIGN TODAY!
Goal: 60,000 Progress: 44,124
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A woman who has inherited a harmful mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 is about five times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman who does not have such a mutation. A positive genetic mutation test result can bring relief from uncertainty and allow women to make informed decisions about their future, including taking steps to reduce their cancer risk.

Insurance companies should not have the right to decide who gets funded for testing. Take action today — urge Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to adopt legislation requiring insurance companies to cover genetic counseling and testing for the BRAC1 and BRAC2 mutations. Sign the petition below and tell a friend!

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Dear Secretary Sylvia Burwell,

I urge you to adopt legislation requiring all insurance companies to provide coverage for BRCA gene testing upon recommendation from a medical professional. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death, and unfortunately most of us know at least one mother, sister, or friend who has been touched by this disease.

A woman who has inherited a harmful mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 is about five times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman who does not have such a mutation, and families have the right to know about their own genetic risks. Medical experts, not insurance companies, should decide who is eligible for genetic testing. Your support is crucial to make these powerful prevention tools accessible to those who are at risk.

Petition Signatures


Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Harriet Gottfried
Nov 26, 2014 Jessi Pizzurro This potentially lifesaving diagnostic tool NEEDS to be covered by insurance in appropriate situations, and when utilized correctly will save providers money by earlier detection and prophylaxis.
Nov 26, 2014 Mia Valdez-Castillo
Nov 26, 2014 Melissa Thompson
Nov 26, 2014 Sue Reiter
Nov 26, 2014 Kathy Snawder
Nov 26, 2014 Remy Tankel
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Tracy williams I just lost my Mother to breast cancer. I urge you to please require all insurance companies to cover the BRCA genetic testing. My Mother was positive with one BRCA and the HER2 gene. I was denied testing from my health care provider United Healthcare.
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Evelina Kopcheva
Nov 26, 2014 Angie Amonett
Nov 26, 2014 April Bowers Isn't it PAST time the insurance companies stop getting all the breaks? I say make them pay for what people need! I HAVE to have insurance! Whether I want it or not.
Nov 26, 2014 aby acosta
Nov 26, 2014 Missy Starnes
Nov 26, 2014 Laura Poore
Nov 26, 2014 Paula Sparks
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Amy Moniz
Nov 26, 2014 Alicia Todd
Nov 26, 2014 karen gantt
Nov 26, 2014 Shyvonne McClendon
Nov 26, 2014 Lauren Embrescia PLEASE!
Nov 26, 2014 Kathy Shelburne Secretary Burwell, please adopt legislation requiring insurance companies to pay for BRCA testing. Early detection saves lives!! Please don't fail all the women in your life by ignoring this plea.
Nov 26, 2014 g h
Nov 26, 2014 Mercedes DiMaio
Nov 26, 2014 Jeffrey Ward
Nov 26, 2014 karen page
Nov 26, 2014 Elsie Kern Important to how treatment is prescribed
Nov 26, 2014 Connie Sampson After being diagnosed with breast cancer, I had & do feel the BRCA test is very important in the testing & determination of how your treatment will progress. It helps with other family members & provides them the ability to make their own decisions
Nov 26, 2014 Leslie Butler
Nov 26, 2014 Steve BlackWolf
Nov 26, 2014 Linda Pridemore Please, help save lives
Nov 26, 2014 Elaine Hooper
Nov 26, 2014 Melissa O'Neil
Nov 26, 2014 Jonathan Peebles
Nov 26, 2014 Deborah Hall I would like to see this test covered just like colonoscopy and others.
Nov 26, 2014 Jenny Gooding
Nov 26, 2014 Sandra Black It is very important that these ladies insurance pays for BRCA 1 / 2 testing. I work at the World number ! Cancer Center and can't believe how many women are denied BRCA1/2 testing. This is a very important test for these women esp. if they are positive
Nov 26, 2014 Mike Fox
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Wanda Goodridge
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Nov 26, 2014 Verna Kiefer
Nov 26, 2014 Ana Suri
Nov 26, 2014 piccoli laura
Nov 26, 2014 Alison Smith
Nov 26, 2014 Dorie King
Nov 26, 2014 Uzoma Lane

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