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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


May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 13, 2018 Tina Wasielewski
May 7, 2018 Becca Breeding
May 6, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
May 4, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 3, 2018 Crystal Zerr
May 2, 2018 Gayle Sears
May 1, 2018 Barbara Mathews
May 1, 2018 tj bolduc
May 1, 2018 steven rule
May 1, 2018 michele rule
May 1, 2018 Patt Geyler If it happened to you or yours this would not be a problem....so fix it!!!
May 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2018 Tonya Nunnally
May 1, 2018 Sandra Sweetwood
May 1, 2018 Brenda Lincoln
May 1, 2018 Sherelle Griffin
May 1, 2018 Susan Heggstad
May 1, 2018 Sonjs Nadritch
May 1, 2018 Jennifer Jameson I am signing this petition because my genetic testing has been denied by my insurance company. My mom had breast cancer and I have breast cancer as well. We needed to know if there were any genetic links between us that would carry on to my children.
May 1, 2018 Mabell Keel Please pass legislation to fund genetic breast testing which is greatly needed.
May 1, 2018 Marie-Claire Jacques
May 1, 2018 Lana May
May 1, 2018 Carol Richardson
May 1, 2018 Elizabeth Cameron
May 1, 2018 Tracey Woodard
May 1, 2018 Lynne Minore
Apr 29, 2018 Philippa Tapson-Milback Three of the 4 women in my immediate family had breast cancer. Mastectomies were performed on each one. It’s important to get genetic marking tests covered by insurance. Glad to sign petition.
Apr 29, 2018 linnea Fitzsimmons
Apr 29, 2018 Michele Brown
Apr 29, 2018 (Name not displayed) I am a survivor and we do not have ample coverage
Apr 29, 2018 Deb Wilson-Zweig Fight the good fight!
Apr 29, 2018 Margie Cooper
Apr 29, 2018 rhonda mandato
Apr 29, 2018 Nancy Hemenway
Apr 29, 2018 Howard Olanier
Apr 29, 2018 Howard Olanier
Apr 29, 2018 Laure Leclerc
Apr 29, 2018 Jennifer Barnhart Let doctors and patients determine who need genetic testing, not insurance companies!
Apr 29, 2018 V P
Apr 29, 2018 Coni Towersey
Apr 29, 2018 Kellee Brenner
Apr 27, 2018 Kari Lindewirth
Apr 27, 2018 Beverlwy Slater
Apr 27, 2018 Jessie Dora
Apr 27, 2018 Kelly Thomas
Apr 27, 2018 Tracy Darby ALL females are susceptible to breast cancer. If you value your mother, please, please, this testing MUST be covered by insurance!
Apr 27, 2018 Theresa Caruso
Apr 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2018 Sharon Vashey

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