“Health Savings Accounts”? I Have Bingo!

Here we go again (to paraphrase a memorable debate line).  It’s time for the first installment of this campaign’s presidential debates: Wednesday at 9 p.m Eastern we will all tune in to watch 90 minutes of President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney finding new and creative ways of deflecting criticism.

Kaiser Health News feels your pain (so to speak).  And we’re here to help.  Jim Lehrer, the moderator of the debate, has promised to devote a segment to health policy issues.  There’s no better way to help you stay focused on the questions and answers than with a good, old fashioned game of BINGO.  Or in this case, DEBATE-O.

The game card below is filled with terms that the two candidates might use to describe their own plans and to attack their opponent’s plans.  Each time you hear a word or phrase that’s on your game card, click on it.  The first to get five down, across or diagonally wins.

Each time you reload this page, you’ll get a fresh game card, so don’t reload once the debate begins.

Can’t play online?  We’ve made four printable game cards so that you can follow along the old fashioned way.

Help us spread the word. And make sure that you and your friends load up DEBATE-O for tomorrow night’s debate.

Our interactive DEBATE-O game is based on code written by Betsy Haibel and Elizabeth Yalkut and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike License.