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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.

The potentially huge cost of today’s Obamacare decision

People in federal-run exchanges would face much, much higher premiums without federal subsidies.

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Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

(Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)

A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

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Docs Slam Recertification Rules They Call A Waste Of Time

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Group seeks full disclosure of drilling chemicals

A group of doctors is demanding full public disclosure of chemicals that would be used to drill for natural gas by hydraulic fracturing in western Maryland.

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Check doctors’ vitals, before they check yours

Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that.

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That emergency room wait? Here’s how to cut it.

(NOAH BERGER / BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Going online can cut ER waiting time at hospitals using a new scheduling system.

Selena Gomez and the perils of celebrity politics

When boldfacers embrace issues, they may find that some are boundary-pushing, while others are safe bets.

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Tips for choosing a doctor

Referrals from another physician or family and friends are a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your choice.

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Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that.

 

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