The Patchwork State of Genetic Testing Coverage

December 26, 2013 | While the Affordable Care Act has made it easier for Americans to access basic genetic tests, like those for BRCA mutations, the U.S. still lacks a national policy on what comes after. Genetic tests often demand extensive follow-up measures, from genetic counseling to preventive procedures that minimize disease risks. Jeanne Erdmann chronicles the different approaches states have taken to providing coverage for these sometimes life-saving next steps. Slate


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