Happy Friday ... There are more signs of what the conservatives want out of Trumpcare, but the House and Senate may be steering farther away from each other. That's not unusual, but it doesn't make it any easier to get to the finish line. Meantime, President Trump may be ready to slash the budget for medical research, but that doesn't mean Republicans are about to follow him.
What we're watching today: Tom Price press conference with House Republicans, 8:45 am Eastern. Paul Ryan at National Review Institute ideas summit, 11:10 a.m. Eastern. Livestream here.
What we're watching next week: House Rules Committee takes up the Obamacare replacement package ... and maybe the House will vote, maybe not. House also votes on bills to eliminate the antitrust protection for insurance providers and create association health plans. Also, Senate HELP Committee hearing on reauthorizing the Food and Drug Administration's user fee agreements, March 21. Oh, and Obamacare turns seven years old, March 23.
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