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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


Sep 25, 2016 Patricia Wirth-Nugent
Sep 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2016 Sandra Grandstrand
Sep 24, 2016 Dana Lyons Please change legislation to require all insurance companies to provide coverage for BRCA gene testing. It is so important to know if you are at a genetic risk !!
Sep 24, 2016 Karen Douglas
Sep 24, 2016 Gloria Bryant Insurance companies should NEVER get to select who is eligible for testing!
Sep 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2016 Noreen Fabre Stahl
Sep 23, 2016 Kathie Eckerson
Sep 21, 2016 Linda Kolen The recent results in research on treating breast cancer have been amazing. But, without insurance coverage of genetic testing, will be out of reach for most women. Please support legislation for insurance coverage!!
Sep 20, 2016 Evelyn Popejoy
Sep 20, 2016 Pat Chandler As a two time survivor I can attest to the importance of such action.
Sep 20, 2016 Marcia Sutton
Sep 20, 2016 Susan Butler
Sep 20, 2016 Joan Cuplin Insurance companies NEED to have coverage of this Very Important test~Require these companies to cover genetic testing for BRAC1 & BRAC2 mutations!!!!!!!
Sep 20, 2016 Kim Holec
Sep 20, 2016 Roberta Smith
Sep 20, 2016 Tiffany Culler
Sep 20, 2016 MaryJo Anderson
Sep 19, 2016 Nancy James Every woman should have the right to free genetic testing for mutations that might lead to cancer, and the right to have her results remain confidential.
Sep 19, 2016 ERNEST MATTEI
Sep 16, 2016 Livelovelifeeleni Positivity&Motivation BE KINDTO EVERYONE.! be kind to everyone and do good always letssign this for more positivity love kindness and change!':D WOO!
Sep 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2016 Yashoda Jordan
Sep 12, 2016 Nina Domergue
Sep 9, 2016 Dana Nelson
Sep 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2016 nancy horner
Sep 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2016 Rhonda Mahan
Aug 28, 2016 Carol Stoller
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please, Secretary Burwell, adopt a legislation to require the insurance companies to provide coverage for BRCA gene mutation testing!
Aug 24, 2016 Sharon Hawkins
Aug 23, 2016 Renée Leclair
Aug 23, 2016 Maxine Stopfer
Aug 22, 2016 Jamee McGaughan
Aug 22, 2016 IVETTE MUNOZ
Aug 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2016 Carla Steele
Aug 22, 2016 Margie Floyd
Aug 22, 2016 Susan Nelson
Aug 22, 2016 Dan Goodermont
Aug 22, 2016 Linda Perrin Please consider. I too was am a breast cancer survivor from two missed mammograms. I had my gene tested and I thank everyone should be able to do this.
Aug 21, 2016 Belinda Fuller
Aug 21, 2016 selma castanheira dos santos
Aug 20, 2016 Joan Sadlo This should be a no brainer!
Aug 20, 2016 Stacey Bowman
Aug 20, 2016 Ann Ferrell
Aug 20, 2016 Lisa Calo Please consider this great need. I am a breast cancer survivor and I was lucky enough to have my gene tested for my children but everyone should be able to have that option. Medical experts, not insurance companies, should decide who is eligible for this.

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