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Implementing Obamacare

Obamacare, the biggest change in the nation’s health-care system in decades, is upon us.

With the health-insurance marketplaces scheduled to open for enrollment Oct. 1, millions of Americans, and officials at all levels of government, are trying to figure out what the sweeping Affordable Care Act means for them. On Jan. 1, the law goes into full effect.

Over the coming months and years, The Washington Post will follow the administration’s efforts to promote the legislation and examine the implementation of the law at the federal and state levels, as well as the continued political fight in Congress.

Check back regularly for the latest news on the health-care overhaul.

Why the D.C. Circuit was wrong to eviscerate Obamacare

The essential reality is clear: Congress intended to create a near-universal health-care coverage system.

The impact of today’s Obamacare ruling — in four maps

Some 4.6 million people have subsidized coverage -- and over 2 million likely pay $50 or less a month.

Next Day’s News: Obamacare, Gaza, MH17 and more

Here’s a look at tomorrow’s top talkers from Washington Post reporters and columnists who know the topics best.

The potentially huge cost of today’s Obamacare decision

People in federal-run exchanges would face much, much higher premiums without federal subsidies.

What today’s Obamacare ruling reveals about the GOP

Republicans celebrate the possibility that millions of Americans could lose their health insurance.

Why Obamacare probably isn’t doomed

The D.C. Circuit Court’s decision has proponents spooked. But the Supreme Court will likely uphold the administration’s position.


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