German health secretary supports insurance gene test ban:
This article was originally published in Clinica
German parliamentary secretary for health Gudrun Schaich-Walch has said there is no reason to amend the law banning insurance companies from requiring obligatory gene tests from clients. She told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntag Zeitung that the red-green coalition is particularly intent on preventing "genetic discrimination" by health and life insurance companies. Ms Schaich-Walch claimed that, were gene tests to be allowed, private insurers could take this opportunity to force potentially dangerous clients to join statutory health insurers in order to protect their own premium levels.