Monday, December 1, 2008

Welcome to our new site covering genetic discrimination issues

If GINA protects Americans from discrimination starting mid-year next year, what about all the people taking genetic tests this year? What happens to the information captured on those people?
The NHGRI says: "The law does not cover members of the military. In addition, the law does not cover life insurance, disability insurance and long-term care insurance."

Since GINA is designed only to prevent discrimination by health insurers and employers I'm wondering why did they make the law so narrow from the outset?Why not include Life Insurers, military personnel, etc?

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