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Here’s a raw version of what I tweeted about tonight’s presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, at http://twitter.com/LHPro_Health.

1h Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Howdy! Welcome to the LHPro_Health Obama-Romney #debate live twitter coverage. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  ^ab (^ab = Allison Bell)

1h Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

The main #health care debate is supposed to take place during the fourth segment of tonight’s debate. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

59m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

I may also tweet about the #estatetax, Social Security, etc. if those topics come up. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – says he’s not for big tax cuts. “No tax cut that will add to the deficit.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – says he cut taxes for middle class”families by $3,600 because we all do better when they do better. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

56m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama: Romney should list the loopholes and deductions he wants to eliminate to avoid having to raise taxes http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

55m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

The CNN “studio audience reaction” indicators seems to be positive or neutral for both candidates. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney: “I will not lower the taxes paid by high-income Americans”; won’t raise middle-income family taxes. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama to Romney: prove you can just close loopholes on high-income taxpayers w/o increasing deficit etc. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – Romney would count billionaires as small businesses. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – talked to 4-person biz in St. Louis, says it paid 50% of its revenue in taxes. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – fewer tax loopholes, lower tax rates = more jobs, new tax revenue. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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CNN – The male Colorado undecided voters: getting bored with Obama, seem to want Romney to move on. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Jim Lehrer – talk about the deficit. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – the deficit we’re passing on to our children is “simply not moral.” Best way to cut it: growth. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – “I’m not going to keep spending money on things and borrowing from China to pay for it.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – Simpson-Bowles – “The president should have grabbed that.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

40m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – I’ve got a proposal. Romney – “You’ve been president for 4 years..” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – “It’s not Donald Trump you’re taxing… You raise taxes, and you kill jobs.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – “You never balance the budget by raising taxes.” Do it with growth. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – Big corporations get tax breaks – “corporate welfare” – that small businesses don’t get. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – shifting Medicaid to states=30% cut; hard on “a family with an autistic kid.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – “The idea that you get a break for shipping jobs overseas is simply not the case.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney: #Medicaid – would give states what they got last year, + inflation + 1%. + more flexibility. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – #SocialSecurity #Medicare – “My grandmother…” Lived alone by choice with Soc Sec, Medicare http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama #Medicare, #SocialSecurity beneficiaries “These are people who’ve worked hard.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – save > $700B from Medicare by not overpaying insurers or providers, adding preventive care. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

29m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – CNN undecideds like what Obama’s saying about #Medicare spending; neutral on Romney on Medicare. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

29m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

CNN Colorado undecideds didn’t like hearing about #Medicare reimbursement cuts, now getting more interested http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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CNN Colorado undecideds – not into Obama talking about Romney-Ryan #Medicare voucher program. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – Romney to maintain traditional #Medicare, but would cause antiselection, kill traditional #Medicare http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

25m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – “I have become fond of this term, ‘Obamacare.’” Got a laugh from Romney as well as crowd. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – keep #Medicare in place for young. Can choose between traditional or private plan http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – have to lower benefits for high-income people to make #Medicare sustainable. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – Medicare has lower admin costs than private insurance; private insurers have to make a profit. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – “When you move to a voucher system, you’re putting seniors at the mercy of those ins companies.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – “We do have to lower the cost of health care.” main discussion of that= later. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney – “Regulation is essential.” Can’t make free market work w/o regulation. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney: #Dodd-Frank – “too big to fail” “This is the biggest kiss to NY banks than I’ve ever seen.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

20m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Healt

Romney: #Dodd-Frank killing off community banks. But he likes the transparency parts. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama: Crisis prompted by “reckless behavior across the board,” not just on Wall Street. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – Crisis – caused by loan officers, etc., banks making whole system vulnerable. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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CNN Colorado undecideds – like Obama talking about “living wills” for #SIFIs. (Who’d a thunk?) http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – sees agreement w/ Romney on idea of need for some financial system regulation. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

18m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – Who thinks we had too little regulation of Wall Street? “If you do, Gov. Romney is your candidate.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

17m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney – Sure, but #Dodd-Frank’s had unintended consequences, is killing off small and community banks. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

17m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney – Banks still don’t know what a “qualified mortgage” is, so, it’s hard to get a mortgage http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #dodd-frank #debate ^ab

16m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

#PPACA!!!!! http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

16m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney on #PPACA repeal – making ins unaffordable. CNN Colo undecideds: neutral. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney: “The cost of health care is prohibitve.”CNN undecideds going up. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #ppaca #debate ^ab

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Romney: “Expensive things hurt families.” put # back in #Medicare. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #ppaca #debate ^ab

15m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney – doesn’t like the health choices board. (Is that IPAB or the CER thing?) http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #ppaca #debate ^ab

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Romney – #PPACA costs jobs; let states come up with own reform packages. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

14m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – health – biggest driver of federal deficit; families fearing bankruptcy. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

13m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

CNN Colorado undecideds – like when Obama talks about health insurers imposing “arbitrary” benefits limits. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

13m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – #PPACA “doesn’t mean a government takeover. You keep your own doctor.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

12m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – CNN Colorado undecided women love what he’s saying about #PPACA, like lower individual rates. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

12m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – #PPACA – “The irony is we’ve seen this model work really well, in Massachusets.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Obama – Romney Mass. reforms – haven’t destroyed jobs. Obama – #PPACA http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

11m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney: “I like the way we did it in Massachusetts.” Had Republicans, Democrats work together. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

10m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney on Obama/#PPACA – you weren’t bipartisan; “you pushed it through.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

10m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney – 21 (22? sorry) million will lose current coverage due to #PPACA, according to #CBO projections. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

9m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney – 21 (22? sorry) million will lose current coverage due to #PPACA, according to #CBO projections. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate^ab

9m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney: “I think something this big has to be done on a bipartisan basis.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

9m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – our plan was the Republican plan, anyhow. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #ppaca #debate ^ab

8m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama: Choice: leave people uninsured, or, make health care more efficient. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #ppaca #debate ^ab

7m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama: CNN Colo undecideds liking his comments on provider reimbursement reform. Women like it > than men. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

6m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Colo undecideds not impression by Obama talking about the #PPACA rebates. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

6m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney #PPACA replacement? Cover preex, kp young ppl on family plan. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

5m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney – “The key in health care is to get the cost down.” unelected board deciding which treatments=bad http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

5m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney – free people – ex: Cleveland Clinic – better at getting costs down than the government is. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

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Romney: “We don’t need a 15-member board telling us what treatments we should have.” http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate ^ab

3m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – The board (I think #IPAB?) can’t make care decisions. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate #ppaca ^ab

3m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama – Maintaining #HIPAA pre-existing coverage rules not enough; need to do more for pre-ex folks. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate #ppaca ^ab

2m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama: Need details on what Romney would do for people with pre-existing conditions w/o #PPACA. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate #ppaca ^ab

1m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Obama: Is Romney keep’g the #PPACA, #DoddFrank replacement ideas secret “because they’re too good”? http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate #ppaca ^ab

1m Allison Bell ‏@LHPro_Health

Romney: Not giving proposals because coming in with principles, not detailed alternate proposals. http://bit.ly/x4OI2f  #debate #ppaca ^ab

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