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How is my privacy protected regarding genetic testing for breast cancer?

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) prevents insurance companies from denying health insurance based on genetic information. This act also prevents insurance companies from using genetic information to determine that a health condition existed before application was made for insurance. In addition, many states have passed laws, or have legislation pending, addressing insurance concerns.

From: Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 22, 2017

SOURCE: National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 22, 2017

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