Consumer-based genetic testing has been on the rise for the last five years. At the start of 2019, approximately 26 million people have taken an at-home genetic test (MIT Technology Review, Feb. 2019)
Life and Long-Term insurers want to invade your privacy and protect their profits by checking your genetic markers for genes that may make you more susceptible to certain health risks in your life
The basis for insurance is about spreading risk - NOT ELIMINATING RISK. Life insurers have not historically used your DNA to set their rates, and that industry has been very lucrative.
In 2018 Life
Just because a DNA test says an individual is at greater risk for certain health risks, it doesn’t mean that individual will eventually have to deal with that challenge but....
INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL RAISE YOUR RATES
AS IF IT IS A CERTAINTY THAT YOU WILL
REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS SPROWLS and SENATOR KELLI STARGEL
WANT TO PUT A STOP TO IT!