Summary: S.1600 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1600. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/07/1996)

Genetic Fairness Act of 1996 - Prohibits an insurer offering a health plan from: (1) discriminating against an individual or family member on the basis of genetic information or on the basis of an individual's or family member's request for or receipt of genetic services; or (2) requiring a genetic test or questions relating to genetic information. Requires insurers to disclose enrollee rights. Provides for enforcement by State insurance commissioners, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and private actions.