What Happens To Health Insurance When Everyone Has A Pre-Existing Condition?

“Personal genetics can empower patients, doctors, and researchers to make more informed decisions around health care. But while this information could help us make better medical choices, it could also be used to fine-tune insurance algorithms, calculating premiums on a sliding scale of genetic risk.”

Here’s something that’s getting lost in the shuffle of America’s health care debate — the impact new genetic testing is likely to have on what’s considered a “pre-existing condition.”

This Slate article explains how genetic testing might impact the diagnosis of pre-existing conditions and have a dramatic impact on health insurance costs as a result.