"The First Gay President", L'dMAO!! "Peace can ONLY be achieved through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER, STOMPING LIBS and CARPETBOMBING"!!
Did anyone besides T read the article? At the least it's misleading and mainly a hit piece against Trump.
Did anyone read the bill? The isn't introducing this, it's already in practice. This bill is merely clarifying and protecting privacy.
After reading the bill I understand why companies are interested in one's DNA /genes. (I'm not advocating) some larger companies have wellness programs to help keep their insurance costs down and by identifying certain markers in one's DNA a better health program can be developed for each individual. As far as third parties it's only general information same as Google to offer a more direct "product" can it be used nefariously? Absolutely! Was it designed that way? I doubt it.
In short this practice isn't something new and it isn't going away. It's the same as a company giving it's employees an incentive to quit nicotine to incentive the ins companies to give them a better rate therefore reducing bottom line cost increasing profit.
My ol lady has had her DNA tested to improve her treatment. Medicine effects people differently and their heritage has something to do with it, they have discovered how the medicines metabolize differently for people with certain DNA markers therefore tuning dosage or a different treatment all together.
Don't bring skittles to a gun fight.
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
(C)*SAFE HARBOR.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, section 501(c)(2) of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12201(c)(2)) shall apply to workplace wellness programs or programs of health promotion or disease prevention offered by an employer in conjunction with an employer-sponsored health plan.
.(2)*OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERING MORE FAVORABLE TREATMENT FOR ADVERSE HEALTH FACTORS.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, workplace wellness programs and programs of health promotion or disease prevention offered by an employer that provide for more favorable treatment of individuals with adverse health factors as described in 45 CFR 146.121(g) (or any successor regulations) shall be considered to be in compliance with—(A) the acceptable examinations and inquiries set forth in section 102(d)(4)(B) of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12112(d)(4)(B));(B) section 2705(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg–4(d)); and(C) section 202(b)(2) of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (42 U.S.C. 2000ff–1(b)(2)).
.(3)*PROGRAMS NOT OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH PLAN.—(A)*IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, workplace wellness programs and programs of health promotion or disease prevention offered by an employer that are not offered in conjunction with an employer-sponsored health plan that are not described in section 2705(j) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg–4(j)) that meet the requirement set forth in subparagraph (B) shall be considered to be in compliance with—(i) the acceptable examinations and inquiries as set forth in section 102(d)(4)(B) of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12112(d)(4)(B));
Am I misunderstanding this? Particularly#2
Don't bring skittles to a gun fight.
Asking for DNA to possibly charge more for medical coverage or deny is discriminating. It's always about money and won't change.
Just like car insurance using your credit score to decide what you will pay. Total BS.
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