So far, the health plan to replace Obamacare has been met with opposition from “a stream of medical and health advocacy groups, as well as AARP, has come out against it. Supporters of the bill so far are largely limited to those who would most directly benefit from its passage — groups that represent industries and individuals whose taxes would be cut.” Even conservatives are lining up against the bill. But work on the repeal and replace bill continues.

+ The first political fight will be over what to call the bill.

+ “What if the department suggested that surgeons limit prescriptions of narcotic pain pills to a specific number for different kinds of operations?” That seems like an overly simple way to address the overprescription of opiates. And like many overly simple solutions, it seems to be working.