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In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision that the BRCA genes cannot be patented, Myriad Genetics' previous monopoly on the test will cease, and more women will be seeking testing. All women who have a risk of carrying a BRCA gene mutation have a right to testing covered by insurance. SIGN TODAY!
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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 19, 2014 Celeste Lavacot I think this test should be covered. It would save many lives and would cost insurance companies less in the long run. Please join us in support of this testing.
Sep 19, 2014 DENNETTE REED My Mother is battling breast cancer now at age 67 and I would like to know if it is an inherited gene for me so we can take action & plan accordingly for my future and that of my husband & children's as well.
Sep 19, 2014 Dottie Viar
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 Barbara McIntosh
Sep 19, 2014 Deborah Crowell
Sep 19, 2014 Sandra Bowerman
Sep 19, 2014 Barbara Drabek
Sep 19, 2014 Janis Bates
Sep 19, 2014 Maria Montoya-Rigg
Sep 19, 2014 Edesa Warda
Sep 19, 2014 Bettyann Reed
Sep 19, 2014 Linda Weaver
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) My first cousin was diagnosed with BRCA2 and died at the age of 37 leaving her husband alone to care for their 10 year old daugher. Medical experts, not insurance companies, should decide who is eligible for genetic testing. I'm concerned for her daughter
Sep 19, 2014 Marie Hammond My mother died of breast cancer at 72. She was first diagnosed in her 60's; I am now 63 would like the test for the gene. I believe I am entitled for the testing for the gene just like being tested for uterine cancer, etc. Insurance should testing.
Sep 19, 2014 Gail Horne
Sep 19, 2014 K Hiles
Sep 19, 2014 cynthia sloan
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) I was diagnosed in October of 2013 and I went to have the genetic testing and after a month and a half they advice me my insurance won't cover it. Now my daughter will never know until she gets it herself???
Sep 19, 2014 Tom Schoenherr
Sep 19, 2014 Ann Fontana I have three young nieces who lost their mother to a terrible prolonged death. They are already identified at high risk.
Sep 19, 2014 laura hart Have a history of cancer in my family and need to have the testing available to me. Currently I have Medicaid and do not know if it covers this testing . PLEASE for the sake of ALL women. Have insurance companies..ALL of them cover testing for us.!!!
Sep 19, 2014 Hernando Courtright
Sep 19, 2014 Rosemary Elmore I am a breast cancer survivor who was diagnoised with triple negetive breast cancer. I have 2 daughters who I am concerned may develop breast cancer. I would like for insurance to cover testing to find out if they are likely to develop this cancer.
Sep 19, 2014 Antoinette Soderholm
Sep 18, 2014 Stephen Fluke
Sep 16, 2014 Cindy Frauman
Sep 16, 2014 Catherine Critz
Sep 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Marsha King
Sep 13, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 13, 2014 mariah stevison
Sep 13, 2014 Janet Moller We need to make this available through our insurance that WE pay for, my daughter needs this test and it's not covered!!
Sep 11, 2014 darla smith
Sep 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Barbara Snetiker So many people who desperately need this testing simply can't afford it because insurance companies aren't covering it! This test could save so many more lives, but insurance companies are more concerned with the cost of the testsinstead of saving lives!
Sep 8, 2014 Maureen Laffan I have a very strong family history of breast cancer on my maternal side. Not eligible for genetic testing because my mother was never diagnosed. I've had two lumpectomies in the last ten months, both negative. Now a third was found. I need piece of mind.
Sep 8, 2014 Mia Tsakiri
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) I would think this would be a preventive measure and good for all involved!
Sep 8, 2014 TERRI Davis
Sep 7, 2014 Christiana Laush
Sep 7, 2014 Elaine Paquette
Sep 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 7, 2014 carol scott
Sep 7, 2014 joan arens I had stage 3c breast cancer in April. I have a daughter, two granddaighters. My insurance co isn't wanting to pay for me to have this done since I'm the first one in my family to have breast cancer.
Sep 7, 2014 Joulie Medosch This must be covered by insurance. Its mandatory.
Sep 7, 2014 Laurel Brown My mother died from breast cancer and my sister has had two lumpectomies.Insurance will not cover BRCA testing for me.If it did, I could take more proactive decisions regarding my chance of developing breast cancer.
Sep 7, 2014 Denyse Duaime
Sep 7, 2014 Carissa Lang I'm 22 years old and Considering breast cancer runs in my family. I need this test done. I have not checked to see if my insurance covers it yet but when I decide to get the test done I hope my insurance covers it.
Sep 7, 2014 Mary Ann Hunsicker

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