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Clinton Launches Health Care Ad

A day after her health care plan was mauled by Democrats and Republicans alike, yet won favorable reviews -- both for the process by which she developed the plan and the plan itself -- from the media (including liberal favorite E.J. Dionne, Sen. Hillary Clinton has launched a new ad on health care in Iowa and New Hampshire.

The ad blends the experience and change messages so essential to Clinton's campaign, running through her history on health care (a fine line to walk and not remind people of 1993's debacle) and ending with this tag: "If you're ready for change, she's ready to lead."

The ad:

Taking a look at health care plans each candidate has offered, the Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson and Mike Dorning think it's an issue with major distinctions between the two parties. Plans offered by Clinton, Senator Barack Obama and former Senator John Edwards all rely on greater government involvement. Plans offered by Republican front-runners tackle health care costs by offering tax credits.