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Trumpcare isn't totally dead yet. While the House is leaving town without an agreement on how to deal with key Obamacare insurance regulations, the House Rules Committee will meet Thursday to markup an amendment adding a new "risk-sharing fund" to the House Obamacare replacement bill.

From a senior GOP House aide: "While we're still working toward a final agreement, progress was made this week on some new policy. An amendment from Reps. Palmer and Schweikert would create a new risk-sharing fund that members across the spectrum of the conference are enthusiastic about."

Between the lines: The AHCA change is called "invisible risk sharing," and the goal of the fund is to help sick enrollees get coverage. The proposed change would give Health and Human Services $15 billion over 10 years to give to health insurers to help them drive down premiums for coverage plans in individual markets.

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U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic began

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The U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country's highest daily total since the pandemic started, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

By the numbers: Friday's total surpassed the U.S.'s previous record set on July 17 when 76,842 cases were recorded. 

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President Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in “several months,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Friday.

Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.