Good morning ... We are all about context here at Vitals, so today we're going to give you lots of it — about rising health care costs, who's actually getting hit by those Affordable Care Act rate hikes, and what's really going on with insurer competition. Then we can all go back to Twitter, where context isn't really a thing.

What we're watching in September: Senate HELP Committee hearings on bipartisan ACA stabilization bill, week of Sept. 4; Senate Finance Committee hearing on CHIP reauthorization, same week; Healthcare Security Forum, sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Sept. 11-13.

Tell me what else you want for good summer newsletter reading: