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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: 44,793
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


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
Apr 15, 2015 Denise Dubrall As a 21 year cancer survivor and a mother of 4 girls who are at high risk for developing breast cancer(both sides of family) I would like to see insurance companies cover the BRCA mutant gene testing.
Apr 15, 2015 linda Barbieri
Apr 14, 2015 Eleanor Hunt This genetic test should be a fully insured no-brainer?
Apr 14, 2015 Vicky Swanboro I have just undergone my second breast cancer operation,April 13,2015. I don't know from here what treatment is going to be given to me. Chemo or Radiation or both. But I do know I would have piece of mind if my daughters knew their odds with this cancer
Apr 14, 2015 Valentina Annerino
Apr 14, 2015 Teresa Reed
Apr 14, 2015 Cynthia Muhar
Apr 14, 2015 sharon miller
Apr 14, 2015 Mary Boatman
Apr 14, 2015 Anna Hernandez
Apr 14, 2015 Arlene Nelson
Apr 14, 2015 Vickie Wetherill
Apr 14, 2015 Carolyn Gardner
Apr 14, 2015 Becky Spahn
Apr 14, 2015 lisa pietrosante
Apr 14, 2015 Joanne Green All women should have this right without worrying about insurance. My 49 yr old daughter died recently leaving 2 teenage daughter, they should have this choice.
Apr 14, 2015 Susan Posner stop compromising women's health
Apr 14, 2015 Tawanna Harwell
Apr 14, 2015 David Paliotta
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed) I had breast cancer. I would like my daughter to know if she has the BRCA gene. Insurance companys cover things like ED for men, but not cancer for women?
Apr 14, 2015 Nina Vaughan We need all the Help to stay alive!! Surivor myself
Apr 14, 2015 Michellle Curley I could not have full testing because it was not covered by my insurance.
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have two daughters in theirs 30's with de BRAC gene, one with breast cancer!!
Apr 14, 2015 Arlene Guzman As a breast cancer survivor we need all the financial help we can get during our journey of survival .
Apr 14, 2015 Tanya Brown
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2015 Marlene Tanner I agree with the petition.
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2015 Cathy Vinson This absolutely should be covered. All genetic cancers testings should be covered 100%
Apr 14, 2015 Kristie Gowens
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed) I was tested positive and it was such a blessing my Dr. Tested my sister for quite a lot less then me because she could not afford it otherwise.
Apr 14, 2015 Deb Mertz Any test that can detect cancer chances early should be covered by insurance. Why are we not more into PREVENTION and CURE than trying to fix sickness AFTER it begins?
Apr 14, 2015 Carol Flavelle
Apr 14, 2015 Karen Katschke
Apr 14, 2015 Karen HERMES
Apr 13, 2015 Janice Hapes
Apr 13, 2015 Lynn Bingel
Apr 13, 2015 Amber Bonitatibus
Apr 12, 2015 Rebecca Backur
Apr 12, 2015 shelley batti
Apr 12, 2015 Paula Edwards
Apr 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2015 Barbara Padilla Please consider this request for mandatory testing. Thank you.
Apr 12, 2015 Rebekah Celaya-Silva

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