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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: 44,444
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 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
Feb 18, 2015 Larriette Dalton
Feb 17, 2015 Angela Chin
Feb 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2015 Mike Fox
Feb 17, 2015 Suzanne Marienau
Feb 17, 2015 Nancy Gray
Feb 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2015 Janet Armstrong as a breast cancer survivor I hope this test is available for all women so they can be in charge of their health decisions. CANCER is awful and traumatic to experience, prevention should be every woman's right
Feb 17, 2015 Beth Yelton
Feb 17, 2015 August Eriksen
Feb 17, 2015 peggy williams
Feb 17, 2015 Nora Schumacher
Feb 17, 2015 Cecilia Giordano My sister is a breast cancer survivor @ has been fighting ovarian cancer for 4 yrs, I was very blessed that my insurance covered the testing for me & now I'm getting checked more closely being that I hve BRCA 2. Please do it for the sake of other women!!
Feb 17, 2015 Allyson Unzen
Feb 17, 2015 (Name not displayed) here we go again---the big boys ruling our live!!! when is it going to end and we get to chose and,maybe,live longer???????
Feb 17, 2015 Dolores Martin Don't go back to the stone ages, this is 2015 lest keep going forward with progress.
Feb 17, 2015 Bertha Wickerink I am undergoing radiation therapy for Breast Cancer. My doctor removed the cancerous lump and took out lymph nodes to test for further cancer. My Oncologists wanted a c-scan done on my chest and belly area, as well as a sonogram. Insurance denied request.
Feb 17, 2015 Ashlee Bell
Feb 17, 2015 Kathryn Miller
Feb 17, 2015 Debirah Taylor
Feb 17, 2015 Carolyn Long
Feb 17, 2015 Janice Hunter Please pass this as it will help so many of us who have this terrible disease. Thank you!
Feb 17, 2015 Kelly Shelffo
Feb 17, 2015 Maria Alcazar
Feb 17, 2015 Dawn Bowers
Feb 17, 2015 Patricia Crane Please do this for the ladies of yesterday, today and tomorrow. They are all worth it.

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