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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.

Morning Plum: Obamacare disappearing as major issue

New data shows a sharp drop in GOP advertising against the health law.

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In Study, Questions About Who Should Perform In-Office Surgeries

READ IN: Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Holder to Ferguson, WH makes immigration policy behind closed doors, Clinton to Iowa, N.C. begins fracking debate, GOP cools it on the ACA attacks

Holder to Ferguson, WH makes immigration policy behind closed doors, Clinton to Iowa, N.C. begins fracking debate, GOP cools it on the ACA attacks

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Study charts health risks of Md. gas drilling

University of Maryland researchers say there’s a high likelihood that shale gas production in far western Maryland would negatively affect air quality in the region.

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Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax not meeting revenue target

An “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.

Morning Plum: The real consequences of GOP control of the Senate

Mitch McConnell helpfully spells out what GOP control of the Senate would mean, and Dems pounce.

Tea Party hero running for Senate poses as real defender of safety net

Tom Cotton still won’t come clean on his Obamacare position.

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A blood test can cost from $10 to $10,000 in Calif. hospitals, according to a study

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Researchers were surprised to find such a disparity in prices for even the simplest blood tests.

 

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