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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: 44,014
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

Oct 20, 2014 Barbara Mathes
Oct 20, 2014 Chris Simmons
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Elizaveta Gavrilova
Oct 20, 2014 Tatiana Koroleva
Oct 19, 2014 Anna Bowen
Oct 19, 2014 Liz Severin
Oct 19, 2014 Alyce Caulder
Oct 19, 2014 Catherine Malin
Oct 18, 2014 Dorotha Feuerborn
Oct 18, 2014 Christine Sumner
Oct 18, 2014 Marissa Hylton
Oct 17, 2014 gene lastra
Oct 17, 2014 LuLu Morris
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 Blanca Olivares
Oct 17, 2014 Patricia Lieme
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Brandi Binau
Oct 16, 2014 tiffany Lorion
Oct 16, 2014 Brenda West
Oct 16, 2014 Elizabeth Morales
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Taylor Meadows
Oct 16, 2014 Jessica Turner
Oct 16, 2014 Sherrie Tipton
Oct 16, 2014 Dawn Hedlund Any testing that can save a life or help a person prepare for their health in the future should be covered.
Oct 16, 2014 Louise Weber
Oct 15, 2014 Sandra Lady
Oct 15, 2014 Cynthia Nichols
Oct 15, 2014 Felicia Dale
Oct 15, 2014 Tracy Stafford
Oct 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2014 Christy Tallman
Oct 15, 2014 Deborah Dewey
Oct 15, 2014 Heather Najafi
Oct 15, 2014 Karen Phillips
Oct 14, 2014 Elizabeth Sather
Oct 14, 2014 Jessie McGraw
Oct 14, 2014 Melissa Duralia
Oct 14, 2014 Dennis Sigut
Oct 14, 2014 Patty Carlson Please require insurance companies to cover gene testing when it can save lives! Early detection is the best prevention. Let's celebrate more birthdays!
Oct 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2014 Wendi Nasser
Oct 14, 2014 Louise Redfield
Oct 14, 2014 Michelle Bokis
Oct 14, 2014 rita sheridan This is an important issue for all women and families, and they should never be denied coverage to help save lives.
Oct 14, 2014 Kelli Fenceroy
Oct 14, 2014 Lisa Burgos The testing could save a lot of people's lives early detection is key

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