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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.

Editorial

The Affordable Care Act comes in with better-than-expected numbers

(Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

More people signed up, and costs are not as high as predicted.

Nobody believes there is any GOP alternative to Obamacare

A Republican Member of Congress admits his party has lost credibility on the health care issue.

Here’s how we got to 8 million Obamacare signups

From glitches to an enrollment announcement that no one expected.

The nation’s largest insurer thinks Obamacare exchanges are doing just fine

(KAREN BLEIER / AFP/Getty Images)

UnitedHealth, participating in just a few exchanges this year, said it’s likely to join more in 2015.

Wonkbook: The early benefits of embracing Obamacare

States that embrace Obamacare are doing much better at insuring people than non-embracing states are.

States embracing Obamacare are doing a better job of covering the uninsured, surveys show

Coverage expansion is happening at different rates across the country, two new surveys indicate.

 
Article

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

(Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

Morning Plum: On Obamacare, the conversation is changing

(Seth Perlman / AP)

Republicans now feel the need to say they support dramatically expanded coverage.

 
 

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