Genetic discrimination in New Zealand – Expert Reaction

Almost two dozen Kiwi healthcare professionals who discuss genetic testing with patients were surveyed about their experiences around the use of genetic test results in insurance. Around half said they had heard stories from their patients about insurance companies using genetic test results to deny applications or increase premiums. There are currently no legal protections against genetic discrimination in health or life insurance in Aotearoa New Zealand, while some protections exist in Australia.

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