Good morning — have you read all 71 pages of the new Obamacare rule yet? Did you catch that surprise on page 49? No? Better go read it, then. Meantime, we're all fired up for Seema Verma's confirmation hearing today, and Steve Brill has a new winner in the highly-paid hospital CEO awards.
What we're watching today: House Republican briefing on Obamacare replacement, 9 am Eastern. Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing for Seema Verma, 10 am Eastern. Livestream here. House Speaker Paul Ryan holds weekly press conference at 11:30 am Eastern — livestream here.
What we're watching next week: What will be the next Obamacare town hall video to go viral?
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