I was actually thinking of it from patients point of view not a
GP's. With genetic testing like Ancestry, 23 and Me etc more and
more people will have genetic info that advises them about their
lifetime risk of diseases.
Assuming they're honest and will disclose IF THAT IS A LEGAL
REQUIREMENT the question goes back to whether it will become a legal
If testing becomes comprehensive enough most people will probably be
found to carry some risk - some an exceptionally high risk.
As a citizen I'd have views that could support both sides of the
argument - why should all pay higher premiums to insure someone who
already knows they are at exceptionally high risk vs why should
people be penalized for genes they can do nothing about.
However I though the question needs to be on the radar as the
moratorium ends soon.
At 06:50 01/06/2018, you wrote:
>We can always refuse to answer and leave it to the patient.
>From: GP-UK [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Julian Bradley
>Sent: 31 May 2018 17:41
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>Subject: Genetic Information and Insurance
>Brief online search suggests the moratorium on question about / use of
>genetic information by insurance companies in the UK ends 2019.
>Does anyone know whether a) this is correct, b) what will happen afterwards.
>Not of course personally relevant to me, but remains an interest.
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