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    dubious recommendations to refuse coverage for those women who elect to get the screening. That seems to be the big issue. Mammograms do save the live of many women 40-49 every year.

    Poor women will be disproportionately affected by these recommendations, of course, as will women of color (their cancers tend to occur earlier than white womens'). And a trusting, honest relationship with a doctor is a luxury in this age of unemployment and poverty.

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