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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 a Southern Democrat in a close race is running an Obamacare spot

The move is a rare one for a southern politician in a tough reelection battle.

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Pryor’s ‘Obamacare’ ad highlights his cancer fight

(Danny Johnston, File / Associated Press)

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation’s new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.

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Audit: $93M Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent

State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation’s largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.

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

Morning Plum: Obamacare disappearing as major issue

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

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

A drug naming dispute, with billions on the line

A new wave of cheaper drugs will soon be here. First, we have to figure out how to name them.

 

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