» No Anne, in fifteen years my insurance will not be tailored to my genetic risks
Reading about Anne Lauvergeon's current work at a recently set-up government innovation think tank, I stumbled upon this quote of hers: « Je pense que la grande révolution que l'on vit en ce moment, c'est celle des “data”. [..] Prenons le cas de l'assurance : le décryptage de l'ADN pour 100 ...
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- It will go like this:
* US citizens must be free to use their DNA in whatever way they want to
* some "innovative" insurers offer a discount if your DNA proves that you're less risky than other insureds to insure
* after some years, all US insurers start mass offering this
* EU insurers -- that will already be offering this in the US -- lobby EU politicians to remain competitive in Europe
I don't know whether it will be in 15 years, but if the world remains neo-liberal it will eventually happen.
(Good blog post!)
PS: couldn't post this on your blog; HTTP 500May 28, 2013
- The USA already have the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_Information_Nondiscrimination_Act) but it does not cover life insurance nor long-term care insurance, which has already created problems for some patients. Indeed we must be wary of the slippery slope and make sure that the EU leads in protecting solidarity in insurance.
Thanks for the report - looks like Yarp is the culprit.May 28, 2013
- BTW another angle for the US-EU propagation inspired by recent rumors:
* let's create a big US-EU market
* now we need to align our standards
* let's pretend we will pick the highest standards
* but then explain that the US standards are good enough since the Americans aren't all dead yet.May 28, 2013
- Yes, just like ACTA, TTIP will be used to attempt to align European legislation on the lowest standard. I would love a free market but I fail to see how an agreement is possible considering the USA's attitude toward the protection of its citizens against corporate abuse.May 28, 2013
- Comments fixed... Yet another lesson in keeping Wordpress plugins up to date - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/php-fatal-error-call-to-undefined-function-yarpp_get_optionMay 28, 2013