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Genetic Testing Coverage Under Health Reform

Earlier this week, actress Angelina Jolie made headline news when she announced in a New York Times Op-Ed she’d undergone double mas­tec­tomies to reduce her risk of devel­oping breast cancer.

Jolie wrote that she carries the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

If you have a history of cancer in your family, would you want to know if you carried the gene or genes that put you at higher risk of developing it yourself? If so, how much will those tests any follow-up medical care cost you?

To learn more, read the article at WebMD’s Health Insurance blog.

Posted in Healthcare Costs, Medical Bills