New NH Ad: Hillary Clinton’s Bipartisan Effort to Expand Health Care for the National Guard

Currently there are 2,700 active NH National Guard

MANCHESTER , NH – The Clinton campaign today launched a new ad in New Hampshire, featuring Senator Clinton’s bi-partisan effort with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to expand access to TriCare to every National Guard Member and Reservist. The new 30-second spot is entitled, “Guard.”

TriCare is the United States military's health care plan for military personnel, military retirees, and their dependents. The TriCare benefit is also available to some members of the Selected Reserve and their dependents.

There are about 2,700 members of the New Hampshire National Guard, who are serving around the world in several capacities, from humanitarian missions to the war in Iraq. [Union Leader, 12/3/07]

Watch the ad here:

Following is the script for the ad.

Hillary for President


TV: 30

[Hillary Clinton:]

“You would think that after all the sacrifice and service of the National Guard and Reserve protecting our country, they would have had health insurance.

“But they didn’t.

“So I reached across the aisle and worked for three years with Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican, to change that. Now every member of the Guard and Reserve has access to the health coverage they need.

“I’ve learned if you want to get things done, you have to know when to stand your ground, and when to find common ground.

“I’m Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.”