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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


Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 Alex Vollmer
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Maidl
Apr 18, 2018 Linda Chance
Apr 18, 2018 Jennifer Johnson
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 Patti Bailley
Apr 18, 2018 Rebecca Heidt
Apr 18, 2018 Carolyn Trotta-Coyne
Apr 18, 2018 Lani Wright Require insurance to cover this! In the longer view it will save money if a women gets breast cancer, and it could save thousands of lives.
Apr 18, 2018 Tacey Hellewell
Apr 18, 2018 Matthew McWhirr
Apr 18, 2018 Leslie Peterson They need o look at both sides. Covered testing could save lots of money on unneeded surgery.
Apr 18, 2018 Kristi Weber
Apr 18, 2018 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Apr 10, 2018 Helen Smylie
Apr 10, 2018 wynta dangerfield
Apr 10, 2018 David Stanley
Apr 7, 2018 DEBRA V Insurance companies can use this preventive care to guide patients. Personally, my BRCA came back negative which immediately changed my mind from a potential double mastectomy! There are ways for them to look at this as a money savings opportunity too.
Apr 3, 2018 Lynne Lewis Please...
Apr 2, 2018 Jan Mukomela As a breast cancer survivor, I think it's disgusting that insurance company has the right to refuse medical treatment to anyone, why have insurance if they don't pay
Mar 29, 2018 Janet Shabanov
Mar 28, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 21, 2018 Janie Anderson
Mar 17, 2018 Connie Raper
Mar 14, 2018 Tara Schuneman It is ridiculous that insurance companies don't cover these test. Preventative Care!!
Mar 14, 2018 Lenise Chaffe
Mar 5, 2018 Maria Rainho
Mar 3, 2018 DIANE FLETCHER
Feb 22, 2018 Kathleen Siskron
Feb 22, 2018 Barbara Hrybinczak
Feb 22, 2018 Kristine Richter
Feb 13, 2018 Dinorah A. Cordero
Feb 12, 2018 Marilyn Rabens
Feb 12, 2018 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2018 Alysa Waring
Jan 29, 2018 Karen Lovett
Jan 24, 2018 Jill DeSocio
Jan 21, 2018 Linda Gutke
Jan 18, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2018 Ursula Margulski
Jan 18, 2018 Ruth Lee
Jan 18, 2018 Michelle Hartvigsen
Jan 18, 2018 Nancy Palmer
Jan 18, 2018 Teresa Roscoe Insurance should cover this. In the long run it will save money should a women get breast cancer; and, it could save thousands of lives.
Jan 18, 2018 Nancy Lopez Does it seem that if it is an issue of women's health there is a bigger problem with taking care of it? As a woman, it should be a no brainer!
Jan 18, 2018 Beverly Thomas My daughter is third generation to have breat cancer. These tests are very much needed and coverage for them as they are extremely expensive.

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