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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.

What the new uninsured numbers don’t tell us about Obamacare

The health law is reducing the uninsured rate, but by how much?

Column

In one year, Obamacare goes from top congressional issue to barely mentioned

(Jon Elswick / AP)

The fight over the health-care law just isn’t what it used to be.

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West Virginia’s uninsured dropped 3.5 percent

Both West Virginia and Virginia saw modest decreases in the number of uninsured residents last year.

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Md. family gets $1.7M in negligence lawsuit

The family of a Maryland girl whose arm was partially paralyzed during child birth has been awarded $1.7 million.

In just a year Obamacare goes from top Congress issue to barely mentioned

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Post)

This time last year Obamacare was all Congress could talk about. This month? It’s hardly referenced.

Some insurers ignore health-care law requirement to bill separately for abortions

This policy was a key reason some antiabortion Democrats agreed to sign on to the law when it was passed by Congress in 2010.

The Insiders: It’s still about the economy

National security issues are important, but at the end of the day, voters are going to vote with their pocketbooks.

 

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