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The latest healthcare plea to Trump and Congress is that health insurers need to be paid for their Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies if the administration wants to avoid double-digit rate hikes and keep insurers from bailing out.

Key sentence: "The window is quickly closing to properly price individual insurance products for 2018."

Who: Eight powerful industry and business groups — including America's Health Insurance Plans, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — sent a letter asking for a decision on whether health insurers will get paid for these subsidies.

Why now: They're getting tired of the uncertainty about whether insurers will get those payments, since they have to provide the subsidies whether they're reimbursed or not. The Trump administration says it will keep making the payments while a lawsuit by Congress is being resolved, but they're deliberately not saying what happens after that.

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In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.