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Bill would let employers penalize workers who say no to genetic testing

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posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 09:59 AM
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So much for genetic privacy. Get ready for the New Eugenics Programs.

This bill together with the companion move by insurance companies to force epigenetic testing are all about population control. Half of it's not even good science - but these 'efforts' are part of a strategy to prevent people from accessing legitimate -and necessary- "Personalized Medicine."

Effing charming.


Bill would let employers penalize workers who say no to genetic testing

Employers could impose hefty penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs if a bill approved by a House committee becomes law.

Employers, in general, don't have that power under existing federal laws that protect genetic privacy and nondiscrimination. But a bill passed last week by a House committee would allow employers to get around that if the information is collected as part of workplace wellness programs.

...The latest legislation, though, would allow employers to impose penalties of up to 30% of the total cost of the employee's health insurance on those who choose to keep such information private.

"It's a terrible Hobson's choice between affordable health insurance and protecting one's genetic privacy," said Derek Scholes, director of science policy at the American Society of Human Genetics, which represents human genetics specialists. The organization sent a letter to the committee opposing the bill.





posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:02 AM
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So all the Ancestory.com, 23andme.com, and myheritage.com hasn't been able to con enough people into submitting DNA test? LOL



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

I know right,

they wanted to make people give away their DNA for free and pay for giving it, but many people said hell not, so now they want it mandated.


They can go suck a monkey, for what I care.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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Why would employers do genetic testing?



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: marg6043

They can go suck a monkey, for what I care.

You owe me a keyboard!!!!

So companies want my DNA along with that other little bill where companies can mandate I have blood work and they can access the results? Nope, none of this is good. Just ask George Orwell!



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: soficrow

Shades of Gattaca (1997). It wasn't a movie, it was a prophecy.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:27 AM
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First it was our urine. Now our blood. Next will be feces mandatory testing. The Purge is in full operation.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
Why would employers do genetic testing?


Good question.

Why do you think?

Then there's that other burning question:

How do you do genetic and epigenetic testing on robots? Seriously! I think it has something to do with deep diving into the programming.









posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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Yeah they can find another person to work for them. I won't be saying yes ever. They can forget it. My genetics are my own. Good luck enforcing this in the workplace. LOL.

Whats next? A mandatory chip implant? Might as well throw that on there too while we are at it.
edit on 14-3-2017 by 4N0M4LY because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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How is genetic testing going to do anything. They are far from being able to interpret the effect of epigenetics. If they start designing diet based on genetics, they will make more people sick than they will help at this time. Every person has genetics that can lead to disease. In another ten to fifteen years they will get this figured out, till then it is worthless.

If they think they can identify psychological illness by epigenetics, they are completely wrong. If a person eats the right foods, based on their ability to make certain enzymes better or worse, the psychological disease genes will not get pronounced and they will live a normal life.
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posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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Are they looking for someone? Could they match criminals with DNA samples? Are they looking for the missing link, special human traits, or aliens?



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: apydomis
Are they looking for someone? Could they match criminals with DNA samples? Are they looking for the missing link, special human traits, or aliens?


Must be looking for aliens. And oh yeah, any excuse NOT to cover a claim.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: 4N0M4LY

We all said that when they first started asking for urine. But, we conformed.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: Martin75

I know right,

they wanted to make people give away their DNA for free and pay for giving it, but many people said hell not, so now they want it mandated.


They can go suck a monkey, for what I care.


I love this post! But I'm curious - how do you do that?

Oh! Never mind. I do not want to know.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: MOMof3

A urine test isnt bad. Urine is simply bile from a human body and contains nothing interesting beyind what you ingested. It doesnt contain your entire family history and health ailments and who where your ancestors etc. Apples and oranges to me



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
Why would employers do genetic testing?


Can you say DNA database? They started by convincing the public that this was a great thing to use on prisoners. Now they are just expanding on that. Which was their original intention anyway.

ETA: They start by getting us to agree that it is a great idea for a certain group and as soon as we allow them to pass laws making it legal the rest is downhill for them.
edit on 3/14/2017 by brutus61 because: added statement



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: 4N0M4LY
a reply to: MOMof3

A urine test isnt bad. Urine is simply bile from a human body and contains nothing interesting beyind what you ingested. It doesnt contain your entire family history and health ailments and who where your ancestors etc. Apples and oranges to me


Well of course not, you have been conditioned by now. Giving up pee for a job was pretty shocking to the average joe at its impetus.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 12:37 PM
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Seems like the people who I want to know the least about me want to know the most..



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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