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California lawmakers protest state’s mammogram cutbacks
Los Angeles Times - Shane Goldmacher

The dollars saved are nearly negligible, but the political costs of scaling back breast cancer screening for tens of thousands of low-income women have turned out to be huge. Twenty-one members of California’s congressional delegation — Republicans and Democrats alike — have sent a letter rebuking the governor for the move. State lawmakers are warning that people will die. Audits are being demanded. The Assembly Budget Committee chairwoman is even organizing a symbolic bake sale.