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On 1/30/2015 we mailed 43,000 signatures to Secretary Sylvia Burwell. While we await a reply, please show your support for this important initiative by adding your name to the petition. Thank you!
Goal: 60,000 Progress: 44,839
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


May 26, 2015 Anne Marie Maltbie
May 25, 2015 Dawn Bowers
May 23, 2015 Casey Roy
May 22, 2015 Sally Chapman I am a triple negative survivor. My insurance thankfully covered genetic testing. Which showed I was negative for BRCA1 and 2. If I was positive I would have had to do more preventive surgery. The next place it moves is the ovaries.
May 20, 2015 Katina Burdsall
May 20, 2015 Joanne Montgomery Mammogrames must be made available to all women, and men where there is a family History of breast cancer.
May 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2015 (Name not displayed) I am 29 years old and recently diagnosed. My genetic test cost me over 2000 out of pocket because of my poor insurance coverage.
May 14, 2015 Patricia Maher-Brisen
May 12, 2015 Laurie Fisher
May 12, 2015 Anna Maria Maccarrone
May 12, 2015 Connie Dotson
May 11, 2015 MARY JO DREISBACH
May 11, 2015 Maria Paez Many thanks in advance for your support.
May 9, 2015 Laura Sorvillo
May 8, 2015 stephanie beam
May 7, 2015 Ronny Matney
May 7, 2015 namita dalal
May 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2015 Carol Adam I have triple negative breast cancer. My doctors request for genetic testing was denied by my insurance company. I have a 30 year old daughter and a 4 year old granddaughter, it would be nice to give them every opportunity to protect themselves.
May 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2015 christine mamula
May 7, 2015 Sharon Meahan
May 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2015 Elizabeth Dunn The medical experts should be in charge of what testing is needed not the insurance companies(these companies are looking at bottom line profit not the health of their consumers paying premiums). This test is designed to save lives so save it!
May 7, 2015 Vivian Smith I agree, medical experts not insurance companies should decide who gets genetic testing. I am a 6 year breast cancer survivor and fortunate to have been 70 years old when diagnosed because other than the initial $1,000 deductible, Medicare paid for mine.
May 7, 2015 Norma Molina
May 7, 2015 Gail Keller
May 7, 2015 Angela Matos My insurance company denied my testing even though my mother, myself and a cousin all had breast cancer.
May 3, 2015 Indigo Summer
May 3, 2015 donna sykes
May 1, 2015 Kathleen Hollers
Apr 30, 2015 linda perry
Apr 27, 2015 MILDRED KELA
Apr 26, 2015 Jackie McNeely-Estes
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2015 Angela Stringer
Apr 25, 2015 Sherry Spurling
Apr 24, 2015 Marie Ott I was diagnosed with TNBC in Oct of last year. I have a daughter and a granddaughter and I waited for months on the results of my brca1 testing It was covered (thank God). The test was neg. such a relief and weight of my mind IT NEEDS TO BE COVERED 4 All
Apr 23, 2015 Lori Haage
Apr 23, 2015 Sheryl Collins
Apr 23, 2015 Judy Budge
Apr 23, 2015 Tracy Cannell This is critical potentially life saving information, so all insurance companies should cover the testing.
Apr 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2015 Jennie Wiseman
Apr 21, 2015 Yvette Gatlin
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) both my mom and grandma had breast cancer we deserve coverage for genetic tests!
Apr 18, 2015 Luis Gustavo Sánchez Verduzco
Apr 17, 2015 Diane Campbell I just went through this battle with my insurance company, there shouldn't be any refusals on this
Apr 16, 2015 Margaret Rigsby

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