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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


Aug 23, 2016 Renée Leclair
Aug 23, 2016 Maxine Stopfer
Aug 22, 2016 Jamee McGaughan
Aug 22, 2016 IVETTE MUNOZ
Aug 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2016 Carla Steele
Aug 22, 2016 Margie Floyd
Aug 22, 2016 Susan Nelson
Aug 22, 2016 Dan Goodermont
Aug 22, 2016 Linda Perrin Please consider. I too was am a breast cancer survivor from two missed mammograms. I had my gene tested and I thank everyone should be able to do this.
Aug 21, 2016 Belinda Fuller
Aug 21, 2016 selma castanheira dos santos
Aug 20, 2016 Joan Sadlo This should be a no brainer!
Aug 20, 2016 Stacey Bowman
Aug 20, 2016 Ann Ferrell
Aug 20, 2016 Lisa Calo Please consider this great need. I am a breast cancer survivor and I was lucky enough to have my gene tested for my children but everyone should be able to have that option. Medical experts, not insurance companies, should decide who is eligible for this.
Aug 20, 2016 Mary Hogg
Aug 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2016 Javier Rivera
Aug 20, 2016 Jennifer Murray
Aug 20, 2016 Stephanie Mount Yes!!! Please !! I was adopted and they had the test for me done!!!
Aug 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2016 Delores Wood
Aug 20, 2016 Belinda Jackson
Aug 20, 2016 Martha Villarreal
Aug 20, 2016 Josphine Smith
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2016 Michelle Winter
Aug 18, 2016 Margaret Hall
Aug 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2016 Bert Barry
Aug 18, 2016 Tamara Baynard
Aug 18, 2016 Nadine Geher Insurance companies should be required to cover breast cancer genetic marker testing. Please make it a reality
Aug 18, 2016 Yvonne Dick Prevention is less costly than treatment!!!!!!!!
Aug 18, 2016 amy burnett
Aug 18, 2016 Stella bikaki
Aug 18, 2016 Nora Groeneweg
Aug 18, 2016 Elena Caddell
Aug 18, 2016 Sylvia Flores
Aug 18, 2016 Elizabeth Kubin Most important for families with the gene.
Aug 18, 2016 Linda Lynn
Aug 18, 2016 Shaunder Murphy
Aug 18, 2016 Eusebio vestias
Aug 12, 2016 Sarah Robbins
Aug 11, 2016 kristin sullivan
Aug 11, 2016 Morgan Nitschke
Aug 11, 2016 John and Robbie Wertin
Aug 8, 2016 kristine Brovold
Aug 7, 2016 Rohr Rohr
Aug 7, 2016 Sunny Johnson

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