GINA would prohibit health insurers from denying coverage or charging higher premiums to a healthy individual because of a genetic predisposition to develop a disease in the future. It also bars employers from using genetic information for hiring, firing, job placement, or promotion decisions. This is incredibly important because no one is born with perfect genes. Therefore, genetic discrimination is something that affects every single person on the planet.
by protect_democracy from on February 26, 2008, 8:54pm