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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 28, 2016 Gail Vosler
May 28, 2016 Anne Gonaus
May 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2016 Cynthia Jansen
May 28, 2016 Jillian Williams
May 28, 2016 SandraLea Bushey
May 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2016 Pamela Wood
May 28, 2016 Carolyn Crawford
May 27, 2016 Cindy Martin
May 26, 2016 Jürgen Gerlach
May 26, 2016 Veronica Ortiz
May 26, 2016 Michael Aparo
May 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2016 Lisa Rosecrans
May 26, 2016 delia lorenzo
May 26, 2016 Stephanie Smith Wade
May 26, 2016 Jennifer Ford More needs to be done to protect, prevent, and screen women under 40 for breast cancer. I am 37 with two types of breast cancer, discovered on my own. Thankfully brca negative, but it is a simple test that can really help many.
May 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2016 christine slechta I know several women who have breast cancer. One who has the inherited mutation now has had her children and is trying to decide to have both breasts removed. Thank goodness for testing as her mother and grandmother have breast cancer.
May 26, 2016 Kelly Koll
May 26, 2016 Lori Hoffpauir I had to have this test. I had to wait 5 months before I could gat an appointment. I would have made different decisions if I could have been tested sooner.
May 26, 2016 Carol J. Loomis
May 26, 2016 Carmen Seals
May 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 26, 2016 Robert Coen
May 25, 2016 Sharon Jones It's every woman's right - just like a mammogram and a pap smear - to know if she is at risk.
May 24, 2016 Gayla Hiatt
May 24, 2016 Veronica Eddins This is an important tool for preventative medicine. If insurance companies would focus on prevention then there would be less medical expenses in the long run.
May 24, 2016 Kenyetta James
May 24, 2016 Colleen Kelly
May 24, 2016 Nancy R Antrim
May 24, 2016 Barbara Maddux
May 24, 2016 Margherita Pinto
May 24, 2016 Melvin Michael
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2016 Janet Coleman
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please help make this a requirement for insurance companies. Women have to fight harder for what we need, even with insurance. If this was something that affected men, it probably wouldn't be an issue.
May 24, 2016 Kalie Stern
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2016 Linda Patterson I was diagnosed in January 2016. I have a daughter and she has three daughters, not to mention my other three granddaughters. They all need to be tested, but cost is prohibitive.....insurance MUST pay for the testing!!
May 24, 2016 Kathy Haigler Please!! My precious Mom died from breast cancer. I'm in my late 50s. I have a daughter and 2 granddaughters. We need this testing and simply cannot afford it. We need peace of mind. Please care enough about all of us out here. Thank you!!
May 24, 2016 Karl Mortimer
May 24, 2016 Teresa Jablonski
May 24, 2016 Jacquelyn Foreman I was diagnosed with breast cancer Jan 2015. This is a must for insurance company's to pay for. I had no family history to go on. Please keep pushing for this. Thank uou!
May 24, 2016 Marty Salotti
May 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2016 Sandra Buras Give women the choice to check out their chances of getting cancer and the choice to address their health early enough so as not to get cancer!
May 24, 2016 Manel Fuentes Ramon

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