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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.

Morning Plum: GOP’s Obamacare repeal follies continue

Joni Ernst appears to support keeping Medicaid recipients on the program.

Why a Southern Democrat in a close race is running an Obamacare spot

The move is a rare one for a southern politician in a tough reelection battle.


Pryor’s ‘Obamacare’ ad highlights his cancer fight

(Danny Johnston, File / Associated Press)

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation’s new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.


In Study, Questions About Who Should Perform In-Office Surgeries

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

Morning Plum: Obamacare disappearing as major issue

New data shows a sharp drop in GOP advertising against the health law.

Taking liberties with law and word — a surreply to Rob Weiner

Another round with former DOJ attorney Rob Weiner on Halbig v. Burwell.


Audit: $93M Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent

State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation’s largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.


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