Let's hope it has some real teeth here and will be enforceable...so a person's genetics do not impose more forms of discrimination for health care...BD
The Senate yesterday passed a bill barring genetic discrimination that has been floating around Congress for more than a decade. It’s expected to sail through the House and be signed by the president.
The bill is supposed to prevent insurers from charging higher premiums or denying coverage based on risks in a person’s genetic code; it also bars employers from using genetic info to make hiring and firing decisions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has opposed the bill as unnecessary and likely to create “more paperwork, more expense and more litigation,” the WSJ notes.