This article has been updated to clarify comments from Anya Prince of the Cancer Legal Resource Center. The article inaccurately cited Prince as stating that some states mandate coverage for BRCA testing. Prince was referring to mammograms, which have mandated coverage by some states, not BRCA tests, which do not.

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