Good morning ... Looks like it's going to be a struggle to get those Affordable Care Act insurer payments out of Congress after all, and there's no real movement on that compromise amendment to bring the GOP health care bill back to life. But we like to cheer you up in the mornings, so here's that cute robot that slips on the banana peel.
We're also looking forward to tonight's Axios-HBO event: the D.C. premiere of HBO's new documentary on the opioid addiction crisis, "Warning: This Drug May Kill You." The event is full, but if you've RSVP'ed already, we look forward to seeing you there.
What we're watching today: Universal Health Services earnings call, after markets close.
What we're watching this week: GOP health care negotiations and ACA insurer payments, of course. Drug company earnings calls throughout the week. Anthem earnings call, Wednesday before markets open; Senate HELP Committee vote on FDA commissioner nominee Scott Gottlieb, Wednesday; Trump signs executive order on veterans' health care, Thursday; HHS secretary Tom Price speaks at Health Datapalooza, Thursday.
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