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Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

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


Jul 28, 2016 Mary BrunoHart Cancer Testing genetic for breast Cancer should be covered by insurance.
Jul 28, 2016 Bonnie Green
Jul 28, 2016 Holly Upton
Jul 28, 2016 Laura Merkle My mother died from Breast Cancer. I really think insurance should cover this testing, especially for relatives that have a greater chance of getting it.
Jul 28, 2016 Donna Bissette
Jul 28, 2016 Peggy File
Jul 28, 2016 Jane Schiano-Wigutow
Jul 28, 2016 SANDRA E KECE
Jul 28, 2016 melissa miller
Jul 28, 2016 Corrine Lewis
Jul 28, 2016 Joyce Bailey
Jul 28, 2016 Caren Evans
Jul 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2016 Chris B It's just common sense, but so is covering nasal surgery so someone can breathe in from their nose after the cartilages on both sides have collapsed!
Jul 28, 2016 Mafalda Castro
Jul 25, 2016 Theresa Boyd
Jul 21, 2016 Jessica Bailey
Jul 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2016 Katherine Crews
Jul 12, 2016 christine resch
Jul 12, 2016 Lourdes Acevedo
Jul 11, 2016 Ann Schmitt
Jul 11, 2016 Alisa Madison
Jul 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2016 Nancy Thurston Please approve this legislation! No one should be denied a life saving test based on the ability to pay! Thank you
Jul 11, 2016 Marga Childs
Jul 11, 2016 STEPHANI SCHWARTZ I lost my mother and a cousin to Breast Cancer, Another aunt is a survivor. I am so grateful that my insurance covered my BRCA tests years ago. My current insurance does not. It's just not right. It's basic human decency to make BRCA testing available!!
Jul 11, 2016 Linda Esperas
Jul 11, 2016 sandra thompson I am a 9 yr. survivor and have 3 daughters. This touches my heart as a very important step for them and all women! Please pass this.
Jul 11, 2016 Donna Anderson
Jul 11, 2016 Twila Eberly
Jul 11, 2016 Roxanna Weaver
Jul 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2016 Sharon Slutsky
Jul 10, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2016 (Name not displayed) Thank You
Jul 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2016 Carol Rabinovitch
Jul 9, 2016 Bonnie Uzialko
Jul 9, 2016 Ruth Parker
Jul 9, 2016 Shelia Whitten I can't believe insurance doesn't cover this. It is really a preventative care in treating breast cancer.
Jul 9, 2016 Patricia H Sansbury
Jul 9, 2016 V Evan
Jul 9, 2016 Lindsay Jackson
Jul 9, 2016 Caridad Romaine
Jul 9, 2016 Brenda Bailey
Jul 9, 2016 DEBRA YOUNG
Jul 9, 2016 Dorine Blanco
Jul 9, 2016 Janice Winston
Jul 9, 2016 sanya gnc

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