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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.

‘Christians are just healthier’: One family’s cost-sharing alternative to Obamacare

(Danielle Paquette / The Washington Post)

Health-care sharing gives some Americans a faith-based support system -- as long they pledge to refrain from sin.

Contraception, Obamacare subsidies and ice buckets: Health care’s summer to remember

A look back at health care’s biggest stories of the summer — and what’s to come.

Another big boost for Obamacare

The Medicaid expansion is likely to move forward in another big GOP-controlled state.

Morning Plum: Scott Brown calls for replacing Obamacare with Romneycare

GOP Senate candidates run against the word “Obamacare” while promising to keep its benefits.

On Obamacare, Democrats should attack, not defend

Here and there, Dems finally figure out how to turn the issue to their advantage.

The obscure part of Obamacare that takes on executive pay

A corporate tax loophole is closing for health insurers.


Only the White House is talking about a government shutdown, Ted Cruz says

(Tony Gutierrez / AP)

The Texas senator gave a rousing, Obama-bashing speech at the Americans for Prosperity conference.

Yes, Obamacare is cutting the deficit

Republicans will surely be singing his praises after the latest Congressional Budget Office projections on deficits and Medicare spending.


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