Good morning ... Republican leaders are changing the House Obamacare replacement bill, but not enough to put down the conservative rebellion, which is fine because it's only Tuesday and we're supposed to hold our breath until Thursday night. Meantime, President Trump is still talking about taking on drug prices in this bill, and Republicans aren't sure why.
What we're watching today: Trump visits Capitol Hill to meet with the House Republican Conference, 9:15 a.m.; speaks to the National Republican Congressional Committee March dinner, 7:30 p.m. House begins considering a bill to eliminate the antitrust protection for insurance providers. Also, Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing on reauthorizing the Food and Drug Administration's user fee agreements, 10 a.m. Livestream here.
What we're watching this week: House Rules Committee takes up the Obamacare replacement package, Wednesday. Then, the big House vote, Thursday. The House will also vote on a bill to create association health plans.
Thanks, and pace yourselves for the huge health care week: firstname.lastname@example.org.