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Clinton To Launch Health Care Ad In Iowa

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Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton(D-N.Y.) on Thursday will begin to air a 30-second televisionadvertisement statewide in Iowa and New Hampshire that portrays her asthe candidate with the greatest ability to expand health insurance toall U.S. residents, the AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitutionreports. The ad, titled "Stand by Us," begins with pictures of childrenas an announcer says, "Hillary stood up for universal health care whenalmost no one else would and kept standing until six million kids hadcoverage."

The ad does not specifically mention SCHIP or thepresidential veto of a compromise bill that would reauthorize andexpand the program. In addition, the ad features pictures of Clinton ina protective mask at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Centercollapse as the announcer says, "She stood by ground zero workers whosacrificed their health after so many sacrificed their lives and keptstanding until this administration took action."

The announcerconcludes, "So now that almost every candidate is standing up forhealth care for all, which one do you think will never back down?"(Kuhnhenn, AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 10/4).

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