Good morning ... The latest idea for a Senate Republican Medicaid compromise looks like a nonstarter, and their main decision on how to stop an Affordable Care Act market collapse is that they really should do something about it.
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What we're watching today: Senate Republican luncheon (they'll keep talking about health care).
What we're watching this week: House Energy and Commerce Committee marks up its bill to reauthorize the FDA's user fees, Senate Finance Committee marks up the CHRONIC Care Act, and House Ways and Means health subcommittee holds hearing on Medicare payment policies, all Thursday.
What we're watching next week: The House files its status update on the ACA subsidies lawsuit with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, May 22. The Congressional Budget Office says it will release the cost estimate for the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act "early in the week of May 22."
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