Genetic testing to be easier under Obamacare

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began Tuesday and in the legislation’s all-inclusive policy programs are a variety of preventative services that must be provided without copay. Genetic testing is one of them.

The new policies, to be sold by marketplaces also called insurance exchanges, must cover testing for mutation in the BRCA genes for high-risk patients. People with those mutations have increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Also included in the policy are annual mammograms for women over the age of 40 as well as chemo-prevention for women at higher risk of breast cancer.

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