By Turna Ray

Amid ongoing debate that the definition of "underwriting" in the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act is too broad and might jeopardize enrollment in disease management programs, Johns Hopkins University's Genetics & Public Policy Center has issued commentary to help health plans and employers parse the complexities of implementing the law.

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