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Bridging the Gap Between Life Insurer and Consumer in the Genetic Testing Era
Indiana Law Journal Article
"Bridging the Gap Between Life Insurer and Consumer in the Genetic Testing Era: The RF Proposal," by Christopher Keefer (Barrett Law), is on the Web. Published in the Indiana Law Journal in 1999, the article deals with stresses between life insurers and consumers in light of newly available genetic information that can reveal predispositions and presymptomatic conditions. Consumers fear unfair discrimination based on their genetic profiles, and insurers think applicants may conceal such data to attain higher coverage or a more favorable premium rate. Keefer discusses government response to this dilemma and proposes a solution based on risk factors.
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