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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


Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 18, 2017 Valerie Strubberg
Jul 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) I have 5 different kinds of cancer that runs in my family and I can not get the genetic testing because I myself have had no form of cancer as of yet!
Jul 7, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Jul 6, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 5, 2017 Kristi L. Meccia
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2017 linda spinazzola
Jun 23, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Jun 22, 2017 Yolanda Rivera
Jun 12, 2017 Karen Robertson I had breast cancer, my mother and grandmother had breast cancer - my doctor ordered the BRCA gene testing - my insurance would not cover it - I was left to pay over $4,000 for a single test while going through chemo, radiation and numerous surgeries.
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 5, 2017 melissa baxley
Jun 4, 2017 Rose Kerr This needs to be available for all women for preventative care. Insurance companies should not be allowed to make this decision
May 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2017 Patricia Poole
May 24, 2017 Lachesha Jackson
May 24, 2017 Stacy Wykle
May 18, 2017 Peggy Lyons
May 12, 2017 Patricia Hayashi
May 4, 2017 Rebecca Shelton
May 3, 2017 Beth O'Brien
Apr 22, 2017 michele rule
Apr 22, 2017 Win Quier I am a breast cancer patient. Fortunatly my insurance covered testing for my genetic testing. I was able to make an informed decision on my treatment based on the results. All breast cancer patients should have access to this testing.
Apr 15, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Apr 14, 2017 Michelle Dumar
Apr 14, 2017 Lora Hamman
Apr 8, 2017 Amanda Smith
Apr 3, 2017 Kenneth Canty
Apr 1, 2017 Ruth Cave
Mar 31, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 25, 2017 Edward Enriquez
Mar 25, 2017 Ana Coelho
Mar 25, 2017 Margaret Reyes
Mar 25, 2017 JM Aurnague
Mar 25, 2017 Roxanne Savage
Mar 25, 2017 Amy Perez
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 maria sacco
Mar 25, 2017 Kristen Parsons
Mar 25, 2017 Bob Shanahan
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 Henry Rosenbush
Mar 25, 2017 Mary Towers
Mar 25, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Mar 25, 2017 Melinda Funk

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