Happy Friday! Here's another reason President Trump is talking about working with Democrats: He'll need them on drug prices. Not clear who he'd get, other than Rep. Elijah Cummings, but his populist streak means he's got to give it a try. Just as soon as he's whacked Obamacare and everything else on the Democratic health care agenda a few more times.
What we're watching today: Trump meets with National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins, 3 p.m. Eastern.
What we're watching next week: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services releases final Medicare Advantage payment rates and policies, Monday, April 3; House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee hearing on health care cybersecurity, Tuesday, April 4; Senate HELP Committee confirmation hearing for Food and Drug Administration nominee Scott Gottlieb, Wednesday, April 5.
Have a great weekend, and send smart health care stuff my way: firstname.lastname@example.org.