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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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Obamacare’s special enrollment period could help youth signups

Young adults could be more likely to qualify for special eligibility windows.

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Jason Millman
April 16, 3:34 pm
  • Jason Millman April 16, 3:34 pm

States embracing Obamacare are doing a better job of covering the uninsured, surveys show

Coverage expansion is happening at different rates across the country, two new surveys indicate.

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Jason Millman
April 16, 10:34 am
  • Jason Millman April 16, 10:34 am

Price transparency stinks in health care. Here’s how the industry wants to change that.

The health-care industry is trying to be more up front about the cost of services.

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Jason Millman
April 16, 10:05 am
  • Jason Millman April 16, 10:05 am

Medicare reversed payment cuts, and not many are happy about it

Analysts say insurers will still see payment reductions, and ACA supporters wonder why Medicare is backing down against the cuts.

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Jason Millman
April 14, 5:15 pm
  • Jason Millman April 14, 5:15 pm

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown shows gall by claiming Md. is ‘leader’ on health-care reform

COLUMN Lt. Gov. Brown’s allies protect his reputation by avoiding quick probe of Md. health site woes

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Robert McCartney
April 12, 5:24 pm
  • Robert McCartney April 12, 5:24 pm

Kathleen Sebelius to step down as HHS secretary; OMB director will take her place

She oversaw the troubled launch of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein
April 10, 9:10 pm
  • Juliet Eilperin|Amy Goldstein April 10, 9:10 pm

Should we have expected this week’s big surprise on employer health insurance?

Rand says 8.2 million more have employer coverage since September. The ACA mandates might explain why.

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Jason Millman
April 10, 3:54 pm
  • Jason Millman April 10, 3:54 pm

Analysis: Obamacare enrollment to miss target that HHS wishes you’d ignore

The Avalere Health consulting firm this morning projects that 5.4 million people will sign up in exchange plans by the end of open enrollment on March 31.

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Jason Millman
April 10, 1:20 pm
  • Jason Millman April 10, 1:20 pm

Understanding the latest fight over the individual mandate

The GOP argues that virtually anyone can be exempted, but the administration says the carve out is much more limited.

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Jason Millman
April 10, 1:20 pm
  • Jason Millman April 10, 1:20 pm

White House begins full-court press for ACA during March Madness

The White House hopes March Madness will spur new health care enrollment

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Juliet Eilperin
April 10, 1:20 pm
  • Juliet Eilperin April 10, 1:20 pm
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