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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.

Obamacare hits a new low in popularity. But it’s not a dominant issue.

A new poll shows the law has never been more unpopular. But it’s not on the tips of Americans’ tongues.


Rx For Clarity: Calif. Considers Bilingual Drug Labels


Va. hospital system offers credit monitoring

A health care company is offering free credit monitoring to staff and more than 2,000 patients after an ex-worker was charged with stealing credit card information from cancer patients.


Obama slams Republicans over lawsuit

President Obama slammed congressional Republicans’ vote to sue him over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.


Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack “Obamacare,” a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.

The most popular fact checks of July

(Richard A. Lipski / Washington Post)

Wildly incorrect statements on taxes by a rock star topped our monthly round-up of the most widely read fact checks.

Keeping up with the Joneses, hospital edition

Hospitals were more likely to buy new, expensive technology if their neighbors did, researchers find.

Senate documents and interviews undercut ‘bombshell’ lawsuit against Obamacare

The record clearly shows that Congress always intended the subsidies to be national.


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