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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: 44,470
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


Mar 28, 2015 Sophie Miranda
Mar 26, 2015 anita avila
Mar 26, 2015 alex davis
Mar 24, 2015 jessilyn woods
Mar 24, 2015 Rhonda Straw I'm adopted and my insurance denied the BRCA testing, twice.
Mar 23, 2015 Kat J This should be a choice for women and not denied by insurance companies. STOP the outrageous denial of medical care for our people. We all pay for the uninsured and insurance companies make huge profits at our expense.Stop the slaughtering!
Mar 23, 2015 rachel tanner
Mar 20, 2015 Elizabeth Snyder~Baldonado
Mar 19, 2015 KATHIE SOLUS
Mar 14, 2015 Alice Neuman
Mar 13, 2015 Christine Phillips
Mar 12, 2015 Marcia Foster
Mar 12, 2015 Karen Gagnon
Mar 11, 2015 Sara Petrovčič
Mar 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2015 Rebecca Martinez
Mar 7, 2015 Beth Solis
Mar 7, 2015 Denise Fitzpatrick
Mar 7, 2015 Elizabeth Dupraz
Mar 6, 2015 Jo Ann Kutzner
Mar 6, 2015 Frances Pilato
Mar 6, 2015 Linda Genco Insurace Companies are not into preventative medicine. Why is the question!
Mar 4, 2015 m a
Mar 4, 2015 Robert & Eliza Duncan
Mar 4, 2015 Sameria Christy
Mar 3, 2015 Charlene Sipe
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Considering my insurance premiums have tripled in the last three years, I know they can afford it! Give people in the information they need before they get really sick.
Mar 2, 2015 karen mitts
Mar 2, 2015 Angel Schumacher Put the decision where it should be in the Medical Doctors hands. They know best about who should be tested. Quit playing with lives. I lost my Great Grandmother, my Grandmother had Liver cancer, my Mother had lung cancer & my sister is battling it too!
Mar 2, 2015 Eileen Stiadle I am a breast cancer survivor of 14 years. Since I have a daughter and granddaughters, I hope this testingcan be available to them if thy choose to have it. My mother had breast cancer and my granddaughters' grandmothers also had breast cancers. Since
Feb 26, 2015 Louise Gross
Feb 26, 2015 Kristine Cormier
Feb 26, 2015 Jennifer Martin
Feb 26, 2015 Margaret Argyle
Feb 26, 2015 Susan Crutchfield
Feb 26, 2015 Kristi Hendrickson This is an example of individualized medicine that Obama talked about in his state of the union message.
Feb 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) So grateful my insurance company covered this test, not only for me, but more importantly for my sister and my daughter - to enable all of us to make critical decisions that could save our lives.
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2015 Mariah Oyondi
Feb 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2015 Teresa Wells
Feb 22, 2015 kim becherer
Feb 21, 2015 Rhoda Slanger
Feb 21, 2015 Kandi Hipes
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 21, 2015 catalina carrasco
Feb 20, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Feb 20, 2015 jessica calhoun
Feb 18, 2015 Eliza Duncan
Feb 18, 2015 Christy Stabber

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