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Study: Co-pays Lead Some Women To Skip Mammogram's

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WASHINGTON (AP)- A study finds that some women are not getting a mammogram because they would have to pay as little as $10.

The study of Medicare users says that is especially true for many older women.      

The study says screening rates were more than 8 percent lower among women required to pay a co-payment or percentage of the cost compared to those with full coverage.

It looked at more than 350,000 women ages 65 to 69 with Medicare managed health plans from 2001 to 2004.

The results are in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.

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