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Good morning ... Situational awareness: Rep. Jacky Rosen, Sen. Dean Heller's opponent in the midterm elections in Nevada, introduced a resolution last night to get the House to defend the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with pre-existing conditions in court.

State-level Democrats are already a party to the lawsuit. So the substance of this step may be less significant than the fact that Heller's opponent is introducing it, a few days before the anniversary of last year's final, failed repeal vote.

What we're watching today: HHS Secretary Alex Azar speaks at the Heritage Foundation about free market principles in health care (11 am; livestream). Senate Democrats hold a news conference to mark the upcoming anniversary of repeal-and-replace.

Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Medicare's payment systems.

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