Good morning ... Someone is going to notice the Senate's leisurely pace on health care at some point, and we'd really like to skip to the end of the Medicaid debate. Meantime, Scott Gottlieb is in the captain's chair at the Food and Drug Administration — and he says the agency should pay attention to drug prices.
What we're watching today: Senate Republican health care working group meeting. Also, President Trump meets with Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price and Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney, 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
What we're watching this week: House Ways and Means health subcommittee holds hearing on Medicare payment policies, Thursday, May 18.
What we're watching next week: 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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