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Tourette Syndrome Association Applauds the Passage of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Date:4/24/2008

we know it is due in part to TSA's Trips to the Hill, letters of support, and calls for action for GINA that have made such a difference. There is truly power in numbers," said Ms. Ungar.

TSA wishes to thank Congress for working to provide fundamental protections against the misuse of genetic information especially in health insurance coverage and employment situations. Especially, TSA acknowledges the sponsors of the bill, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. Judy Biggert (R, IL), Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Edward Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Health Committee, for their leadership and efforts on this long standing and critical issue of importance. In addition, TSA expresses its gratitude to Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) for his views and support of GINA.

The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) is a membership driven, non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive programs of education, research and personal services to all people who have Tourette Syndrome (TS) and their families. Marked by involuntary twitching and vocal tics, TS is an inherited, neurobiological disorder frequently misunderstood and misdiagnosed that affects more than 200,000 Americans. Celebrating over 36 years of service, TSA is a national voluntary organization that directs a network of 30 chapters, two regional offices and more than 150 support groups across the USA. For more information call 1-888-4-TOURET or visit http://tsa-usa.org.

CONTACT: Tracy Colletti-Flynn

718-224-2999

tracy.flynn@tsa-usa.org


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