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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Erin D.
dc.contributor.authorSarata , Amanda K.
dc.contributor.authorRedhead, C. Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T19:48:59Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T19:48:59Z
dc.date.issued2007-03-07
dc.identifier.other270921
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/76230
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] A key policy issue before Congress is whether the potential for genetic discrimination by employers and insurers merits protections for genetic information that are more extensive than those already in place for health information. For the stated purpose of prohibiting discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007 (H.R. 493) was introduced in the House on January 16, 2007. On January 22, 2007, the act was introduced in the Senate (S. 358). The act is identical to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2005, which passed the Senate by a vote of 98-0 (S. 306, 109th). An identical House bill (H.R. 1227, 109th), never came to a vote. S. 306 was very similar to S. 1053 (108th), which the Senate passed in 2003 by a vote of 95-0. A distinct House bill, H.R. 1910 (108th), never came to a vote. This report focuses on the key points in the ongoing debate about genetic discrimination legislation.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsNo Copyright - United States
dc.rights.urihttps://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
dc.subjectkey policy issue
dc.subjectCongress
dc.subjectdiscrimination
dc.subjectemployer
dc.subjectinsurer
dc.subjectinformation
dc.subjecthealth
dc.subjectinsurance
dc.subjectemployment
dc.titleGenetic Discrimination: Overview of the Issue and Proposed Legislation
dc.typearticle
dc.description.legacydownloadsGenetic_Discrimination.pdf: 784 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationWilliams, Erin D.: Congressional Research Service
local.authorAffiliationSarata , Amanda K.: Congressional Research Service
local.authorAffiliationRedhead, C. Stephen: Congressional Research Service


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