Good morning ... That sound you hear is every health care reporter in Washington on the phone with the suicide hotline, now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the August recess.
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What we're watching today: Vice President Mike Pence talks health care in Lexington, Kentucky. House votes on reauthorization of Food and Drug Administration user fees.
Also, House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee hearing on medical product manufacturer communications, 10:15 a.m. Eastern. Livestream here. Employee Benefit Research Institute health policy forum, focusing on health savings accounts, 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Livestream here.
What we're watching this week: New-ish Senate health care bill, Thursday. Also, House Ways and Means Committee marks up bipartisan bills to update Medicare Part B and reauthorize the Medicare Special Needs Plans program, Thursday.
What we're watching next week: Will the Senate even take up the health care bill? Also, UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson kick off second-quarter earnings season, Tuesday, July 18. House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee hearing on the 340B drug discount program, Tuesday, July 18.
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