About the bill
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–233, 122 Stat. 881, enacted May 21, 2008, GINA, pronounced Gee-na), is an Act of Congress in the United States designed to prohibit the use of genetic information in health insurance and employment. The Act prohibits group health plans and health insurers from denying coverage to a healthy individual or charging that person higher premiums based solely on a genetic predisposition to developing a disease in the future. The legislation also bars employers from using individuals' genetic information when making ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 28th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 2, 2008
Length: 42 pages
Jan 16, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 21, 2008
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 21, 2008.
This bill incorporates provisions from:
H.R. 493 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
How to cite this information.
Civic Impulse. (2017). H.R. 493 — 110th Congress: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr493
“H.R. 493 — 110th Congress: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.” www.GovTrack.us. 2007. December 10, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr493>
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