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Clinton promotes expanded health care

January 22, 2007

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— She's in, and she's in to win.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is awaiting a spirited contest for the 2008 Democratic nomination.

Clinton made her first public appearance Sunday since announcing her presidential candidacy on her Web site Saturday. She answered questions after promoting legislation that she said would improve health care for children.

"I'm looking forward to it. It'll be a great contest with a lot of talented people and I'm very confident. I'm in, I'm in it to win and that's what I intend to do," she said.

Clinton said she would introduce legislation to expand the Children's Health Insurance Program to all families who need it, regardless of income.

"In the richest of all countries we have both the obligation, and now the opportunity, to make sure no child does go without health insurance," she said at a community health center.

"It's simply wrong for any child to lack health care in America. That's where we start."

Clinton said she decided to run after talking to family, friends and supporters since her re-election in November.

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