In case you missed President Obama’s health-care speech Wednesday evening, here it is in 140 characters or less, times 14, as I live-tweeted it:

Obama: “I can stand here with confidence and say that we have pulled this economy back from the brink.”

Obama on health care reform: “I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.”

Obama: “Insurance premiums have gone up three times faster than wages.”

Obama: “Put simply, our health care problem is our deficit problem. Nothing else even comes close.”

Obama: “The time for bickering is over. … Now is when we must bring the best ideas of both parties together.”

Obama: “Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have.”

O: “Under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance, just like most states require you to carry auto insurance.”

Obama says health care reform will not create so-called “death panels,” give insurance to illegal immigrants or fund abortions.

Obama: “I’ve insisted … the public insurance option would have to be self-sufficient and rely on the premiums it collects.”

Obama: “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficit, either now or in the future.”

Obama: “To prove that I’m serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts …

… if the savings we promised don’t materialize.”

Obama: “If we are able to slow the growth of health care costs by just 1/10th of 1% each year …

… it will actually reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the long term.”

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