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Titolo:
Distinguishing genetic from nongenetic medical tests: Some implications for antidiscrimination legislation
Autore:
Alper, JS; Beckwith, J;
Indirizzi:
Univ Massachusetts, Dept Chem, Boston, MA 02125 USA Univ Massachusetts Boston MA USA 02125 s, Dept Chem, Boston, MA 02125 USA Univ Massachusetts, Ctr Genet & Publ Policy, Boston, MA 02125 USA Univ Massachusetts Boston MA USA 02125 Publ Policy, Boston, MA 02125 USA Harvard Univ, Sch Med, Dept Microbiol & Mol Genet, Boston, MA 02115 USA Harvard Univ Boston MA USA 02115 robiol & Mol Genet, Boston, MA 02115 USA
Titolo Testata:
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ETHICS
fascicolo: 2, volume: 4, anno: 1998,
pagine: 141 - 150
SICI:
1353-3452(199804)4:2<141:DGFNMT>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DISCRIMINATION; MUTATIONS;
Keywords:
genetic tests; genetic screening; genetic discrimination; legislation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Engineering, Computing & Technology
Arts & Humanities
Citazioni:
18
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Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Alper, JS Univ Massachusetts, Dept Chem, Boston, MA 02125 USA Univ Massachusetts Boston MA USA 02125 em, Boston, MA 02125 USA
Citazione:
J.S. Alper e J. Beckwith, "Distinguishing genetic from nongenetic medical tests: Some implications for antidiscrimination legislation", SCI ENG ETH, 4(2), 1998, pp. 141-150

Abstract

Genetic discrimination is becoming an increasingly important problem in the United States. Information acquired from genetic tests has been used by insurance companies to reject applications for insurance policies and to refuse payment for the treatment of illnesses. Numerous stares and the United States Congress have passed or are considering passage of laws that would forbid such use of genetic information by health insurance companies. Hele we argue that much of this legislation is severely flawed because of the difficulty in distinguishing genetic from nongenetic tests. In addition, barring the use by insurance companies of a genetic test but not a nongeneric test (conceivably for the same multifactorial disease) raises issues of fairness in health insurance. These arguments suggest that ultimately the problems arising from genetic discrimination cannot be solved by narrowly focusedlegislation but only by a modification of the entire health care system.

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