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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: 44,986
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


Jun 30, 2015 Thomas Hunt
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 27, 2015 Stephen Kalafut My mother-in-law had breast cancer and her mother had breast cancer. I am concerned not only for my amazing wife of 35 years but for my three daughters whom may have a gene passed to all of them.
Jun 27, 2015 M Rivera
Jun 26, 2015 Jessica Zamudio
Jun 26, 2015 Alice Arigo
Jun 25, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2015 Patricia Stiltner
Jun 24, 2015 JoAnna Reynolds
Jun 23, 2015 michele PASCOE
Jun 23, 2015 Joseph Taylor
Jun 23, 2015 Deana Tumlin For mothers,daughters,sisters, aunts,neices,grandmothers Brothers,sons,uncles,fathers,grandfather's nephews
Jun 22, 2015 Katia Alves
Jun 22, 2015 Kathryn Wentz Please help! I've been battling Breast Cancer for 8 1/2 years. We need all the help we can get.
Jun 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2015 Felicia Fitzgerald Please cover this test, it can save lives.
Jun 22, 2015 Glynis Bell I have had a mastectomy 3/19/2015 DCIS. My sister had Ovarian cancer & has been called back for breast biopsy. Our father and paternal grandfather died from cancer. another female cousin now has metastatic brain cancer that began as breast cancer.
Jun 22, 2015 Marianna Doores
Jun 22, 2015 Teri jankovic Insurance for cancer test
Jun 22, 2015 Linda Rabe I am a 2 times cancer survivor and highly recommended by my oncologist getting the BRCA test done. My insurance denied me, I have not been able to get this test done. Please support this live saving test.
Jun 22, 2015 Brenda Hatley Please adopt legislation requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for BRCA gene testing. Help save lives and do the right thing!
Jun 22, 2015 Jackie Rich There are too many with cancer already. Help us fight this disease without having to become a statistic ourselves. Help us prevent it!
Jun 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2015 Christine Howard We pay enough for our insurance, plus this could be cost savings for them if they allowed us to be tested....
Jun 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) BRCA testing can save lives - please get this passed., sooner than later.
Jun 22, 2015 Lynn Collura
Jun 22, 2015 Colleen French
Jun 22, 2015 Nancy Aslam
Jun 22, 2015 Sue Barnes
Jun 22, 2015 Gloria Pines
Jun 22, 2015 Pamela Steele I am almost 5 years out with breast cancer. BRCA testing could save the lives !!!!!
Jun 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2015 Patricia Voss
Jun 22, 2015 Denise Caswell I required the BRCA testing when I first began my Breast Cancer Journey in 2008. I was fortunate enough to have it paid for by Medicaid. Please get this passed...its so very important. And thank you.
Jun 22, 2015 Anita Buzzard
Jun 22, 2015 Vicki Robertson
Jun 22, 2015 Susan Kilfoyle
Jun 22, 2015 Dawn Barrera
Jun 22, 2015 Amanda Simpson
Jun 22, 2015 Jennifer Hieber
Jun 22, 2015 Rob DeLuca
Jun 22, 2015 Mary Virginia Dorfman
Jun 22, 2015 Marie Bue
Jun 22, 2015 Carolyn Perry
Jun 22, 2015 Sandra Horton
Jun 22, 2015 Charmi Neely
Jun 22, 2015 Kate Tierney If it helps woman make intelligent, informed decisions, seems like a no-brainer to me!!!!
Jun 21, 2015 Leslie Slater
Jun 21, 2015 Nancy Clough

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