Jane H. Aiken

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The availability of presymptomatic and predisposition genetic testing has spawned the need for legislation prohibiting health insurance discrimination on the basis of genetic information. The federal effort, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, falls short by protecting only those who access insurance through group plans.(More)
This article analyzes the experience of a state-wide Task Force on AIDS using grassroots techniques to construct policy responsive to the needs of people living with HIV. The four primary obstacles to effective policy making were the need (1) to include disenfranchised groups; (2) to avoid the domination of governmental bureaucracy so that community-based(More)
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