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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: Scott Brown calls for replacing Obamacare with Romneycare

GOP Senate candidates run against the word “Obamacare” while promising to keep its benefits.


Urgent Care Centers Opening For People With Mental lllness

On Obamacare, Democrats should attack, not defend

Here and there, Dems finally figure out how to turn the issue to their advantage.

Yes, Obamacare is cutting the deficit

Republicans will surely be singing his praises after the latest Congressional Budget Office projections on deficits and Medicare spending.

The obscure part of Obamacare that takes on executive pay

A corporate tax loophole is closing for health insurers.

Why do political campaigns tell us what their candidates have done, instead of what they are going to do?

Mark Pryor’s discussion of Obamacare may be new and noteworthy, but the overall rhetorical strategy is tried and true.


Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda

(Rebecca Vassie / Associated Press)

The American neurosurgeon leaned in to take a selfie with his patient, chuckling with excitement when she raised her hands. That was a good sign the day after Michael Haglund and his Duke University team opened the patient’s skull to remove a tumor.


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