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Genetic Discrimination: How Real is the Risk?

Genetic discrimination refers to the use of information about your genetic tendency for an illness as a reason to refuse to insure you, to charge you higher insurance rates, or to end your medical insurance coverage.

While concern about genetic discrimination is widespread, studies show that there have been very few actual instances of it. In the overwhelming majority of cases, health insurers focus on current health risks, not the likelihood of future disease.

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