Genetic Discrimination President Clinton announced support today for legislation that would prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against healthy people whom genetic testing shows to have inherited genes that increase their risk of cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, and other diseases. Insurers would not be allowed to deny coverage on the basis of genetic testing, or to demand that a person be tested. Joanne Silberner reports.
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Genetic Discrimination

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Genetic Discrimination

Genetic Discrimination

Genetic Discrimination

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President Clinton announced support today for legislation that would prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against healthy people whom genetic testing shows to have inherited genes that increase their risk of cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, and other diseases. Insurers would not be allowed to deny coverage on the basis of genetic testing, or to demand that a person be tested. Joanne Silberner reports.