NY Bill Seeking Coverage for Cancer Susceptibility Testing Would Only Raise Premiums, Payors Say | GenomeWeb

Originally published Jan. 27.

By Turna Ray

A bill introduced in the New York State Assembly would require insurance companies to cover genetic testing to gauge cancer susceptibility for those deemed by doctors to be at high risk of getting the disease based on family history. The bill, introduced by New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, is broad in its scope, and doesn't curry favor with insurers during a time when payors are becoming increasingly serious about reining in unnecessary testing.

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