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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


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.
Jan 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2018 Bonnie Cook
Jan 18, 2018 Chizuko Walter
Jan 17, 2018 Kenneth Oemcke
Jan 17, 2018 Deborah Oemcke
Jan 17, 2018 cara frame
Jan 12, 2018 Debbie Drong
Jan 11, 2018 Tanja Stanfield
Jan 7, 2018 connie gonzalez
Jan 5, 2018 Cari Brookbanks
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 2, 2018 s w
Dec 29, 2017 Sandra Wittwer This is so important for women.
Dec 20, 2017 Mary Jo Hajicek please!
Dec 15, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Dec 5, 2017 Terri Robb
Dec 1, 2017 Sandra Lea
Dec 1, 2017 christine etapa
Nov 29, 2017 Theresa Spurgiasz Women should know their risk of getting breast cancer if they carry this gene.
Nov 29, 2017 Lisa Legato
Nov 29, 2017 Beverly Brzycki
Nov 29, 2017 Patty Fiden
Nov 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2017 Michael Garrett
Nov 29, 2017 Joan Dissler
Nov 26, 2017 Amy McKeon
Nov 25, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 25, 2017 Debbie Meadows
Nov 25, 2017 Amy Agzarian please do the right thing for vulnerable members of our society and help them to better health
Nov 17, 2017 Paul Statman
Nov 17, 2017 Misti Lee
Nov 17, 2017 DIANE CORNWALL
Nov 14, 2017 Karen and Will Lozow Cleary
Nov 13, 2017 SUSAN WILSON Survivor!
Nov 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 Shirley Storey
Nov 13, 2017 Albert Peiffer
Nov 13, 2017 Jessie Bourke
Nov 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 Elona Owens

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