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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

If you thought we were done with health care just because the current effort died on the Senate floor this morning, you were incorrect. There has been a lot going on since then, from Republicans who want to try another idea to Democrats who want to rescue the insurance markets. But as Mike Allen has noted, motion is not movement — and right now, it's all just motion.

One reason to keep an eye on it: Republicans don't think they can just give up on Affordable Care Act repeal. So with that in mind, here's what's happening.

  • House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows told the Washington Examiner he's working on "a plan that can get to 51" votes in the Senate.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham was up at the White House this morning pitching his health care proposal to President Trump, according to spokesman Kevin Bishop. (Graham's idea is to turn the current ACA spending over to the states and let them do their own health insurance reforms.)
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer held a press conference to invite Republicans to work with Democrats on bipartisan ACA fixes, including permanently funding the law's cost-sharing subsidies for low-income people. (Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last night that "bailing out insurance companies with no thought of any kind of reform is not something I want to be part of.")
  • Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted that it was "time for hard bipartisan work to fix problems in ACA," noting that some moderate Republicans and Democrats have "already begun meetings."
  • Another Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Jim Jordan, said on Fox News that the group still wants to try to force a vote on clean repeal in the House.

No sign of any new direction from Trump, who tweeted this morning that "If Republicans are going to pass great future legislation in the Senate, they must immediately go to a 51 vote majority, not senseless 60" — even though the bill failed last night because it couldn't even get 50 votes.

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Why it matters: It's not that easy. Trump issued more than 400 executive actions on immigration. Advocates are fired up. The Supreme Court could threaten the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and experts warn there could be another surge at the border.

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Driving the news: The Broncos confirmed in a statement Saturday night that quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were identified as "high-risk COVID-19 close contacts" and will follow the NFL's mandatory five-day quarantine, making them ineligible for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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  2. Politics: McConnell temporarily halts in-person lunches for GOP caucusColorado Governor and partner test positive.
  3. Economy: Safety nets to disappear in DecemberAmazon hires 1,400 workers a day throughout pandemic.
  4. Education: U.S. public school enrollment drops as pandemic persists.
  5. Cities: Surge in cases forces San Francisco to impose curfew — Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order, limits gatherings.
  6. Sports: NFL bans in-person team activities Monday as crisis engulfs league, Tuesday due to COVID-19 surge — NBA announces new coronavirus protocols.
  7. World: London police arrest more than 150 during anti-lockdown protests — Thailand, Philippines sign deal with AstraZeneca for vaccine.