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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.

Exemptions for congressional staff in ‘Obamacare,’ or hyprocisy?

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) makes a confusing attack on an Obamacare “exemption” his staff benefits from.

District court dismisses Senator Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

A federal district court concluded that Senator Ron Johnson lacks standing to challenge the Administration’s rewrite of rules governing congressional health care plans.


D.C. Circuit Court ruling on Obamacare was wrong — but the 4th Circuit got it right

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D.C. Circuit ruling on Obamacare was wrong — but the 4th Circuit got it right.


Federal undercover investigation signs up fake applicants for ACA coverage, subsidies

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Despite false documents, federal subsidies, policies through were obtained.

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 potentially huge cost of today’s Obamacare decision

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


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