With the final debate limited to matters of foreign policy and defense, we can close the book on direct discussion of health care policy. Pretty much all we got was a brief discussion of Medicaid in the first debate, a line about the Obamacare "cut" of $716 billion, and a line tonight about George Bush not proposing to replace Medicare with a voucher. These issues affect how millions of us will leave the world (about two thirds of Medicaid spending pays for the elderly and/or disabled). But we were deprived of detailed explorations of the topic so we could spend more time with the candidates trying to talk over the moderator or discuss who loves their wives more.
Overall a good night for Obama, though no big punches either way. Obama's best moment was when he asked Romney if he would support a business deal which wouldn't share the details about how it would work until after approval for the deal was given. Obama probably continues to gain a bit of the ground he lost after the first debate.