Health Care Ethics And Medical Law: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Of 2008

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About GINA Tammy Farmer HCA322: Health Care Ethics & Medical Law (HCI432B) Instructor: Dawn Deem August 18, 2014

In this paper I will be talking about the cases that I was told to talk about and to give you more information on The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 which also stands for GINA. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 looked to be signed by are President Bush and brought into are law on May 21, 2008. what this law say is that all employers are prohibited from discrimination because of genetic testing. GINA had to bring this law up at to different houses of congress and when they where done both of the houses of congress passed it so that it would go to the U.S. House of Representatives which ended in a vote 414 to 1 which meant that the bill did pass. This bill had mad it to the house two more times before and one of these times was just recently and that vote was 420 to 3 which means it passed again. It is said that the U.S. Senate passed the most GINA bill unanimously only after they where able to compromise on the areas that they seemed to have a disagreement with. All GINA wants to do is protect the Americans so that they aren’t discriminated. What GINA does also is prevents discrimination from the insurance companies so that they can reduce the coverage for the jobs. What this law also does is prevents a job from demanding or requests them to get genetic testing done. There was a study that was done back in 2001 by American Management of Association with this study it showed that a lot of big companies made people get medical exams before they would hire them. The information that has been presented in this report I would have to say that they do seem to in violation in my eyes. The reason I say this is because they talk about genetics and what they have to do and in some of the information they talk about the jobs asking for it and from my understanding no one has the right to do genetic testing on anyone unless they are being tried for a crime then they do have the right to do this. Here is the first case of Kimel and Garrett. In this cases came bout all because Kimel was ignoring what he was told to do. It seems that the