Good morning … Eight days to go until Affordable Care Act enrollment begins. (I'm counting today.)

What we're watching today:

  • Trump heads to Capitol Hill to lunch with Senate Republicans.
  • House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee hearing on HHS' "public health preparedness and response to the 2017 hurricane season" (10am, details here).
  • House Veterans Affairs Committee marks up a bill to expand the "Veterans Choice" program, which covers certain procedures for certain veterans at private, non-VA facilities. (10am, details here).
  • Centene earnings call at 8:30am

What we're watching this week:

  • Wednesday: Senate Aging Committee hearing on "working and aging with disabilities." House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on federal efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
  • Friday: National Institute for Health Care Management briefing on Capitol Hill.

What's on your mind? I welcome your tips and feedback: