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GINA Took 13 Years; How Long for Insurers to Sign On?

You've heard by now that US President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act into law yesterday. US News & World Report is already asking, what's next? In this story, a reporter cautions that the bill's protection may not be enough to bring genetic testing into mainstream medicine, as insurers often do not cover these tests. Many of the diagnostics that third-party payers refuse to cover are deemed not predictive, accurate, or medically actionable enough to be worthwhile.