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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.


A health-care plan worse than Obamacare

(Steve Helber / AP)

A Virginia Senate candidate’s health-care plan is not a viable alternative to Obamacare.

Obama’s claim that Obamacare has helped produce a ‘$1,800 tax cut’

The president says the Affordable Care Act has helped produce a big tax cut for Americans. We double check his math.

The Obamacare re-enrollment crunch has officially started for millions

They won’t have a lot of time to shop if they want a better deal in January.


Medicare penalizes Washington-area hospitals for readmissions

Every general hospital in D.C. and its Virginia suburbs has been fined, federal records show.


Best state in America: Maine, for its hospitals

(David Goldman / AP)

Two studies give its hospitals high marks for safety and patient care.


Study: Robotic Surgery More Costly For Ovarian Problems

The Insiders: It is a myth that Obamacare is “working”

There is a big difference between “working” and “having some effect.”


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