Obamacare Paved the Way for That Gattaca-Style Employer’s Law | WIRED


REPUBLICANS HAVE PROMISED to repeal the Affordable Care Act since the day President Obama signed it into law in March, 2010. Now, seven years later, they’re trying to push through a bill that divides their own party and prescribes the evaporation of coverage for millions of people, just to keep their promise.Still, there’s one part of Obama’s health care bill that they liked: a set of employee wellness program provisions they can use to loosen privacy protections on personal health data, including the most personal: your genes. Last Wednesday, while Washington was in an uproar over the newly introduced ACA replacement, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce quietly passed a much smaller, supplementary health care bill called the Preserving Employee Wellness Program Act.

Source: Obamacare Paved the Way for That Gattaca-Style Employer’s Law | WIRED

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