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State cuts to mammogram program affect more women than suspected
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Cuts to a California program that provides mammograms to low-income and uninsured patients have affected more women than the state expected.

Health officials had said the cuts enacted in January were intended to reduce the number of mammogram recipients by about 17 percent, to about 21,600 a month. The state reported this week that the program averaged less than 10,000 patients a month for the first three months of 2010.