Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Petition

I am the 2,181,525th person to sign the petition MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR BREAST CANCER GENETIC MARKERS TEST.

The Desired Outcome of this Petition:

We hope that this petition will start debate between our government medical insurance companies regarding genetic testing as an early detection tool in breast cancer screening and treatment. This petition has no desire to note a specific genetic test because there are other scientific studies in development. Insurance companies can not be allowed to put restrictions on genetic testing either.
Currently, there are a few insurance companies that do cover genetic testing but only if there are 3 people within the family history that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. People with a family history, even if the history is only ONE breast cancer patient, should be given an option to have a genetic test done and have it be covered under their medical insurance.

However we want to ensure that these tests, if positive, can not be used by insurance companies as a marker for "pre-existing conditions" if a diagnosis should occur after genetic testing.
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