It looks like the hold placed on The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) will be lifted and the Senate will vote on the legislation either tonight or tomorrow.
The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) makes it illegal for health insurers to deny coverage or charge a higher rate or premium to an otherwise healthy individual found to have a potential genetic condition or genetic predisposition towards a disease or disorder. GINA also makes it illegal for employers to use an employee’s genetic information when making hiring, firing, placement, or promotion decisions.
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