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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


Jul 11, 2018 AMY GRAY
Jul 10, 2018 (Name not displayed) I have a 30% risk thanks to genetic testing I can help lower my chances for a recurrence
Jul 8, 2018 Laura Harris
Jul 8, 2018 Jody Draznin This is critical. Time to protect women's health with the right care and cut out improper diagnosis as well as exposure to toxic chemicals as well.
Jul 8, 2018 Audrey Simpson
Jul 6, 2018 Ryan McKenzie
Jul 6, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 3, 2018 Cecille de Laurentis
Jun 25, 2018 Daniel P Carroll
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 TRACY SCHALK
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Donna Ennis
Jun 16, 2018 Nancy Rooney
Jun 16, 2018 Phyllis Siegel gardner
Jun 16, 2018 Jeannie Dinning
Jun 16, 2018 Carol Painter
Jun 15, 2018 Brenda Greer The only person who should be able to order testing is our family doctor who knows if we need it or not. Insurance companies have no business denying payment for these tests. It’s our lives they are playing with.
Jun 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2018 Alicia Orr
Jun 3, 2018 cindy knapp
Jun 3, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 3, 2018 Marie Perry
Jun 3, 2018 Robert Krone
Jun 3, 2018 Robert Reed
Jun 2, 2018 Rachelle Goldberg
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 13, 2018 Tina Wasielewski
May 7, 2018 Becca Breeding
May 6, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
May 4, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 3, 2018 Crystal Zerr
May 2, 2018 Gayle Sears
May 1, 2018 Barbara Mathews
May 1, 2018 tj bolduc
May 1, 2018 steven rule
May 1, 2018 michele rule
May 1, 2018 Patt Geyler If it happened to you or yours this would not be a problem....so fix it!!!
May 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2018 Tonya Nunnally
May 1, 2018 Sandra Sweetwood
May 1, 2018 Brenda Lincoln
May 1, 2018 Sherelle Griffin
May 1, 2018 Susan Heggstad
May 1, 2018 Sonjs Nadritch
May 1, 2018 Jennifer Jameson I am signing this petition because my genetic testing has been denied by my insurance company. My mom had breast cancer and I have breast cancer as well. We needed to know if there were any genetic links between us that would carry on to my children.
May 1, 2018 Mabell Keel Please pass legislation to fund genetic breast testing which is greatly needed.
May 1, 2018 Marie-Claire Jacques
May 1, 2018 Lana May
May 1, 2018 Carol Richardson

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