Victory for Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

Victory for Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted April 26, 2007 in DNA Podcasts and Videos, DNA and the Law

If you care at all about how your personal DNA affects your life, your health, and your ability to protect both with insurance, you need to watch this video of Rep. Louise Slaughter speaking yesterday about genetic privacy and HR 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) which passed in the House 420 to 3. The bill bans health insurance companies from adjusting the premium or contribution amounts based on genetic information and also has provisions for preserving its confidentiality.

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Update (April 24, 2008): GINA has passed the Senate.

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[...] should be grateful they live in a country where the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) passed the House last month which will prohibit employers and insurance companies from using [...]

 

[...] rages over at BMJ where biomedical ethics professor Richard Ashcroft supports the principles of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) while professor Søren Holm does not. The UK currently has a moratorium on the use of [...]

 

[...] Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) passed the house 420 to 3 this past April. The bill prevented insurance companies from using [...]

 

[...] privacy is an issue involving government regulations, health insurance, and societal attitudes. But it is also an issue that affects families. None of [...]

 

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