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Implementing Obamacare

On Oct. 1,  millions of Americans gained access to the new marketplaces mandated by President Obama’s health-care law. Check back regularly for the latest news on the launch of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the ongoing political fight over the law in Congress.

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70 billion reasons why Medicare Advantage just got harder to defend

An investigation finds insurers are overcharging the health-care program for seniors.

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Jason Millman
September 15, 11:06 pm
  • Jason Millman September 15, 11:06 pm

115,000 immigrants to lose health coverage by Sept. 30 because of lack of status data

Federal health officials say those who lose coverage can reapply to regain coverage, if eligible.

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Lena H. Sun
September 15, 8:15 pm
  • Lena H. Sun September 15, 8:15 pm

Obamacare enrollment doesn’t get any easier going forward

Exchange directors see potential challenges for attracting new customers — and keeping the current ones.

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Jason Millman
September 13, 2:13 pm
  • Jason Millman September 13, 2:13 pm

Opponents of health-care law turn to faith-based nonprofits to cover medical expenses

Christian coops a popular way to skirt Affordable Care Act, but experts advise caution

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Sandhya Somashekhar
September 13, 2:13 pm
  • Sandhya Somashekhar September 13, 2:13 pm

House approves bill allowing businesses to keep canceled health care plans until 2019

Some small businesses would see their health costs go down. Others would see the opposite effect.

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J.D. Harrison
September 11, 2:01 pm
  • J.D. Harrison September 11, 2:01 pm

The simple ways health insurance can change your life

The Affordable Care Act has been controversial -- but it’s changing the many small health decisions that make up everyday life.

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Todd C. Frankel
September 9, 9:16 am
  • Todd C. Frankel September 9, 9:16 am

‘Christians are just healthier’: One family’s cost-sharing alternative to Obamacare

Health-care sharing gives some Americans a faith-based support system -- as long they pledge to refrain from sin.

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Danielle Paquette
September 5, 6:15 pm
  • Danielle Paquette September 5, 6:15 pm

D.C.’s health exchange is still hampered by delays, glitches 11 months after launch

11 months in, consumers still struggle with delays, glitches with the District’s Obamacare exchange.

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Robert McCartney
September 5, 6:15 pm
  • Robert McCartney September 5, 6:15 pm

Small businesses in these five states to get early access to new Healthcare.gov portal

Companies in these five states will be the first to test out the new and improved health insurance exchange.

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J.D. Harrison
September 5, 6:15 pm
  • J.D. Harrison September 5, 6:15 pm

There are 17 anti-Obamacare ads for every other Obamacare ad

More than 160,000 anti-Obamacare ads have aired so far this year.

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Aaron Blake
September 5, 6:15 pm
  • Aaron Blake September 5, 6:15 pm
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