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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.


New hospital job: Patient satisfaction officer

(Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post / For The Washington Post)

After Medicare began tracking patient satisfaction, administrators began to take notice and change.


A health-care plan worse than Obamacare

(Steve Helber / AP)

A Virginia Senate candidate’s health-care plan is not a viable alternative to Obamacare.

The Texas law that could make it hard for Ebola patients to sue

The bar is set pretty high for medical malpractice lawsuits in the state.

Obama’s claim that Obamacare has helped produce a ‘$1,800 tax cut’

The president says the Affordable Care Act has helped produce a big tax cut for Americans. We double check his math.


White House turns pink for breast cancer awareness

The iconic north portico of the White House is illuminated in pink lights in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.


Government close to closing loophole that lets employers offer substandard insurance

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Industry officials say the Obama administration is preparing to close loophole in the Affordable Care Act

Mega-blitz of ad spending makes it easier for candidates to lie

How the post-Citizens United campaign makes accountability nearly impossible.

Mitch McConnell’s puzzling claims on insurance in Kentucky, post-Obamacare

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggests the Kentucky Web site for Obamacare can continue even after repealing the law.


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