Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

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Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Vote Is Government In Action

Polls indicate that many Canadians, who would otherwise undergo genetic testing in order to become better informed about their health-care needs, and make positive changes in their lifestyle according to those needs, were dissuaded from undergoing the procedure for fear of repercussions from insurance companies. The concerns associated with being denied coverage, or paying inflated premiums, were enough to stop people from using advancements in genetic testing to their benefit.

Genetic Discrimination?

OTTAWA - The Liberal leader in the Senate has introduced legislation that would stop insurance companies and others from discriminating against people who are genetically susceptible to some diseases....