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Clinton’s Ohio ads falsely portray her as the reason that CHIP exists:

A major focus of the Clinton ads is the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which shares the cost with states for insuring low-income children and where she claims to have as a champion of CHIP.

Hillary Clinton’s first television campaign ads in Ohio portray her as an advocate for children. However, she is not telling the truth. Two of the ads show a softer side of the presumptive Democratic nominee, emphasizing lesser known parts of her biography that include championing a children’s health care program that passed while she was first lady.

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In Cincinnati, the Clinton campaign has purchased airtime on WCPO and WLWT, according to filings with the Federal Communications Commission compiled by the Sunlight Foundation.

A major focus of the Clinton ads is the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which shares the cost with states for insuring low-income children. In the 1990s, Clinton had failed in her effort to overhaul the health care system with an effort nicknamed “Hillarycare,” but Congress did pass the smaller CHIP program in 1997. In Ohio, 136,000 children received coverage through CHIP in 2013-14, the most recent year with data available through the Kaiser Family Foundation.

But Clinton had little to do with the creation of CHIP, the Republican National Committee said in a statement.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who helped lead negotiations on the program, in 2008, told The Washington Post Hillary was not involvement in writing or debating the bill.

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