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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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Medicare penalizes Washington-area hospitals for readmissions

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

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Study: Robotic Surgery More Costly For Ovarian Problems

Only 36 percent of Democratic candidates have expressed support for Obamacare

(JESSICA RINALDI / Reuters)

One-quarter of Democrats have offered a more nuanced position, according to an exhaustive new study.

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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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.

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.

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Patients Seeking Cheaper Care Are Soliciting Bids From Doctors Online

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.

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Like Priceline for patients: Doctors compete for business via online bids for surgery

(Alex Nabaum for The Washington Post / For The Washington Post)

Medibid alows doctors to offer online bids for performing surgery. How safe is it for patients?

Hillary Clinton skirts Obamacare tax issue in paid speech

Tells a trade group she does “not know what the right answer is.”

 

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