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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.

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Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

Activists call for FDA commissioner’s ouster over opioid epidemic

Group says the FDA under Margaret A. Hamburg’s leadership has exacerbated the nationwide overdose epidemic involving the powerful painkillers.

More insurers line up to sell Obamacare plans in 2015, HHS says

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That shows proof Obamacare is working, administration officials say.

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FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.

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Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky’s Obamacare Success

Millions have joined Medicaid under Obamacare. Here’s what they think of it.

They’re happy to have coverage, but they also face trouble getting care.

 

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