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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.

Wonkbook: The latest Obamacare surprises

HHS may emphasize the individual-mandate penalties to boost sign-ups.


Switzerland rejects single-payer system, will keep its own version of Obamacare

It will keep its current system, which is viewed as a model for the world.

Switzerland rejects single-payer, will keep its own version of Obamacare

They’ll keep the current system, which is viewed as a model for the world.

Repeal Obamacare? Not on the 2014 campaign trail.

A new ad in North Carolina pushes “replace” over “repeal.“

VA whistleblowers win settlements in retaliation cases

At least two of the settlements involve promotions, signaling that the agency wants to reward employees who expose wrongdoing.

Michigan: The closest race getting the least attention

A feisty Republican ties her opponent to Obama’s unpopular agenda

Morning Plum: The Senate will be won or lost on the margins

Democrats rack up a spending advantage in the ground game. Will it matter?

The new HHS secretary’s biggest task: A better Obamacare experience

Burwell talks fixes, enrollment goals and toning down the rhetoric.

Wonkbook: Obamacare, by the latest numbers

The HHS secretary speaks out on Obamacare.


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