We recently wrote about the Senate’s passage of the Genetic Information
Nondiscrimination Act, a federal law that would prohibit employers from
discriminating against employees based on the results of genetic tests
and also prohibit health insurance companies from relying on the results
of genetic tests in setting premium rates or making enrollment eligibility
The good news is that on May 1, 2008, the House got on board by passing
an identical version of the bill, by a margin of 414-1, with the only
dissenting vote coming from Texas Republican and former presidential candidate Ron Paul.
President Bush has already expressed his support for the law and is expected
to sign it in the near future.