Good morning ... The Senate is still planning to vote on something related to health care next week, but no one knows which proposals will get a vote or what might pass. Asked by The Hill yesterday whether senators might want to know what the plan is before they vote on it, Sen. John Cornyn said that's "a luxury we don't have."
So, that's where things are. Full speed ahead toward ... who knows.
What we're watching next week: Senate votes on motion to proceed to some kind of health care bill. Also, House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee hearing on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans, Wednesday.
Lots of earnings calls, too. HCA, Tuesday before markets open; Anthem, Wednesday before markets open; Gilead Sciences, Wednesday after markets close; Zimmer Biomet, Thursday before markets open. And Biogen and Alexion Pharmaceuticals will have "strategic updates" in addition to earnings.
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