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  •  Only as a Jane Doe (2+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, MizC

    and then you'll have to pay out of pocket.

    GINA laws are full of loopholes and have very little enforcement protection if a health insurance company or employer discriminates against you because of genetic predisposition to cancer.  Enforcement provisions are so weak you would probably have a difficult time finding a lawyer to take the case if you do face discrimination.

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. FDR

    by Betty Pinson on Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 07:29:17 PM PST

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    •  Not necessary to be a Jane Doe for counseling. (1+ / 0-)
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      JML9999

      My visit to the genetic counselor was paid for through my insurance and the institution had numerouis controls to insure that the results of the counseling were private.

      I was then tested anonymously for BRCA gene mutations in a clinical trial and paid nothing for the test.

      If you are worried about seeing the genetic counselor, the out of pocket cost should be only what a regular docs office costs.

      You can figure out after that how to get the actual testing.

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