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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.

Millions have joined Medicaid under Obamacare. Here’s what they think of it.

They’re happy to have coverage, but they also face trouble getting care.

Morning Plum: Hating Obama, loving Obamacare

Why the law is mostly fading as a political issue.

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

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

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When A Hospital Closes

Editorial

Over-the-counter availability of ‘the pill’ wouldn’t be a panacea

(Mike Derer / AP)

Over-the-counter availability wouldn’t be a panacea.

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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a ‘whitewash’

(Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a “whitewash” that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.

 

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