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Oropeza’s legacy: Breast screening clinic will reopen
Capitol Weekly

Less than two months after Sen. Jenny Oropeza passed away, $20 million in state and federal money has been allocated to reopen a free breast cancer screening clinic she had fought to keep open.

The Every Woman Counts program, started in 1991, served over 350,000 Californians living either below or at the federal poverty line before a funding shortage prompted Gov. Schwarzenegger to put a six-month freeze on the program and bump the eligibility age from 40 to 50 years old at the beginning of the year.