May 27, 2008 10:24 Age: 6 yrs

Satz Publishes Op-Ed on Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Ani B. Satz

Emory Law Professor Ani B. Satz published an op-ed piece in the May 27 issue of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) signed by President Bush last week. According to Satz, “GINA may harm many of the individuals it is designed to protect.”

In the article, Satz argues that because GINA “increases protections only for some medical information, privileging those with genetic condition over those with nongenetic ones,” it “places greater pressure on insurers to use nongenetic medical information to segregate risk.” She also explains that the act “creates the perception that genetic testing is unique and not basic health care.”
To view the op-ed piece in its entirety, please visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Web site here.

Satz also published an article on “Re-imagining Health Care Reform” in the May issue of The Academic Exchange.

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