Good morning ... It's not that hard to solve the coming standoff over whether Congress should fund the Obamacare insurer payments, but that doesn't mean Congress won't make it hard. So — get the government shutdown clock ready, CNN!

And a quick reminder that Vitals is off tomorrow, then we'll return to our regular publishing schedule next week when Congress gets back.

What we're watching today: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Lloyd Doggett hold a roundtable on health care in Austin, Texas, including musicians who say Obamacare saved their lives. Mostly watching to see if I still know any Austin musicians.

What we're watching next week: Senate HELP Committee vote on FDA commissioner nominee Scott Gottlieb, Wednesday; Trump press conference on veterans' health care, Thursday.

Thanks for reading, and let us know what's big on your health care agenda: