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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: 45,165
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

Oct 9, 2015 jim hitzman
Oct 8, 2015 jane gilmore
Oct 8, 2015 Jan Sloat
Oct 7, 2015 Carolynn Abreu
Oct 7, 2015 Daniel Driver
Oct 7, 2015 Coral Humphrey
Oct 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2015 Sunny Morales
Oct 4, 2015 Barbara Moskal
Oct 4, 2015 Dana Earnest
Oct 3, 2015 constance Fortier My sister in law was found negative for Brac1 and 2, But yet, Once seeing the oncologist, He said their are 17 other genes to test for, She was found to have the Male Gene,She had to pay for this,
Oct 3, 2015 MJ Chefalo
Oct 3, 2015 Erika Kremin
Oct 3, 2015 Doris Williams
Oct 2, 2015 Susan Campiglia I am a breast cancer survivor. I have 3 cousins who are also survivors. I would like this Gene testing made available to everyone. I am hoping my medicare will pay for my testing that I will soon be having.
Oct 2, 2015 Ea Eilimo
Oct 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) I would like to be able to have coverage for the BRCA gene testing I have a high risk factor but am able to get the testing due to no insurance and that the cost is high and no organization can help. Please consider having options for every woman.
Oct 2, 2015 David Mora
Oct 2, 2015 Tonia Gaffney I had not history of Breast Cancer but was diagnosed in 2007. My daughter was told that she is not risk. Says who. Maybe I'm the start! She needs to be checked but the doctors will not because of the battle to get through the insurance.
Oct 2, 2015 Beverly George You are talking about saving grandmother's, mother's, daughter's lives. If insurance can pay for a man to get a hard-on for days, then genetic testing testing should never be questioned. A life is more important than a few minutes of medicated sex.
Oct 2, 2015 Britani Erickson
Oct 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2015 Nancy Young Women should know what they may have inherited before it becomes a killer.
Oct 1, 2015 Cathy Craven
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) From a breast cancer survivor, I am pleading that you allow insurance companies to test for BRCA gene mutation
Sep 30, 2015 Marlene Ernst
Sep 30, 2015 Lindy Kewatt Let medical experts decide who is eligible for genetic testing for BRCA2
Sep 29, 2015 Zina Wright
Sep 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2015 John West Both of my adult daughters are positive and they had to pay$300 each to be tested!
Sep 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) PLEASE make insurance provide coverage for BRCA gene testing!
Sep 25, 2015 Angela Ledford
Sep 22, 2015 Lea Faulks
Sep 20, 2015 Juliet Internicola Dear Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell: My Sister, 2 cousins, and my Aunt. Damn right testing should be done! How about if it was your sister, or Mother? OR YOU?
Sep 17, 2015 Darlene Furrow
Sep 4, 2015 Loretta Englishbee
Sep 3, 2015 Shea L. Hales
Sep 3, 2015 Yashoda Jordan
Sep 2, 2015 robert capaldi
Sep 2, 2015 Janice Matthews
Sep 2, 2015 Judy Goldman
Sep 2, 2015 Debbie Dove
Sep 1, 2015 Linda Greer Testing should be covered so that a woman can make an education decision regarding potential risks for her body.
Aug 31, 2015 Karen Katschke
Aug 31, 2015 Jennifer Gillilan
Aug 31, 2015 Leslie Howard
Aug 31, 2015 Pamela Nelson
Aug 31, 2015 erin elswick Breast cancer runs in my family! Please get it covered!

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