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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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Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack “Obamacare,” a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.

Senate documents and interviews undercut ‘bombshell’ lawsuit against Obamacare

The record clearly shows that Congress always intended the subsidies to be national.

Wonkbook: Obamacare is giving Medicare a new lease on life

(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)

Medicare’s financial stability has been strengthened by the Affordable Care Act and other forces that have been subduing health-care spending.

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Medicare finances improve partly due to ACA, hospital expenses, trustee report says

But long-term challenges remain as graying population, higher medical costs cloud future.

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Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014

Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.

VIDEO: Koch-backed anti-Obama “Care”nival comes to town

A Koch-backed group targeting millennials plans to take its creepy carnival on the road.

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Patient charged with stealing equipment from emergency room in Calvert

Sheriff’s office said he came to Calvert hospital complaining of pain and left with wireless printer.

 

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