Access to the Genome: The Challenge to Equality

By Maxwell J. Mehlman; Jeffrey R. Botkin | Go to book overview

Index
abortion, 28, 33, 50, 66, 84, 118
as alternative to gene therapy, 84
access to genetic technologies. See also equality; handicapping, genetic; lotteries, genetic
ability to pay, role of in, 85-87, 105
black markets, 118
genetic aristocracy, and creation of, 99, 102
government payment for, 107-108.
See also access to genetic technologies, role of insurance in, Medicare, Medicaid
information, role of in, 81-82
insurance, role of in, 61-87
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 65
capitation, 82
copayments and deductibles, 69
cost shifting, 62
DRG's, 65
ERISA, 66, 112
experimental treatments, insurance coverage of, 67
gag clauses, 81
gene therapy, insurance coverage of, 82-84
genetic counseling, insurance coverage of, 80-81
genetic enhancement, insurance coverage of, 84-85
genetic testing, insurance coverage of, 77-82
HMO's. See access to genetic technologies, role of insurance in, managed care plans managed care plans, 63, 73-76
Medicaid, 62, 66, 68, 69, 76, 86, 112, 116. See also access to genetic technologies, role of insurance in, Oregon Medicaid program
medical savings accounts, 88
Medicare, 62, 65, 112, 116
Oregon Medicaid program, 6973, 86-87, 110
preexisting conditions, 62, 68
private insurance, 66
state mandates, 66, 112
market, role of in, 88-89
national health reform, effect on, 64-65, 87, 128
philanthropy, role in, 110-112
prohibiting, 112-121. See also genetic research, prohibiting financial restrictions, 120-121
travel restrictions, 119-120
social mobility, role in promoting, 61, 101-102
willingness to pay, role of in, 8990
ADA deficiency, 7
adenine. See nucleotides
adoption, 28
adrenal hyperplasia, congenital, 27
adult onsent polycystic kidney disease, 22, 24, 38
affirmative action programs. See handicapping, genetic
aging. See genetic engineering, physical traits, longevity

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  • Access to the Genome - The Challenge to Equality *
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • 2: The Human Genome Project 7
  • 3: The Practical Applications of Human Genetic Technology 20
  • 4: The Impact of Genetic Technologies 39
  • 5: Access to Genetic Technologies 55
  • 6: Genetic Technologies and the Challenge to Equality 88
  • 7: Responding to the Challenge 110
  • 8: Conclusion 129
  • References 131
  • Index 145
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