Good morning ... Health care companies reaped tens of billions of dollars from the new tax law, and used it mostly for share buybacks rather than lowering prices or investing in better care, Sen. Ron Wyden said in a report yesterday.

But you read Vitals, so you already knew that. Lucky you!

What we're watching today: Sens. Jeff Merkley and Chris Murphy introduce their bill to let people buy into Medicare — an alternative to more ambitious single-payer bills on the left.

House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on HHS biodefense activities.

What we're watching this week: Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday on opioid abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.

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