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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.

Wonkbook: 8 million is not the only Obamacare number that counts

Here’s why Obamacare is not just one number.

Following Sebelius phone call, foundation donated $13M to Obamacare outreach group, report says

A new government audit provides details on the secretary’s efforts to boost Enroll America.

The glorious Obamacare reckoning fades away

The law is likely to recede as a major political issue.

Morning Plum: Pressure on Obama to “go big” on deportations

The AFL-CIO issues a new memo arguing that executive action on deportations would be on solid legal ground.

With Keystone XL’s delay, another controversial issue hits pause before the midterms

Who knows how it could affect the senators most at-risk this electoral season.

For Republicans, Obama’s Obamacare news changes nothing

The numbers may be improving, but not the GOP’s disposition toward the law.

Nobody believes there is any GOP alternative to Obamacare

A Republican Member of Congress admits his party has lost credibility on the health care issue.

 
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The View From Your Obamacare via The Dish

The nation’s largest insurer thinks Obamacare exchanges are doing just fine

(KAREN BLEIER / AFP/Getty Images)

UnitedHealth, participating in just a few exchanges this year, said it’s likely to join more in 2015.

Editorial

The Affordable Care Act comes in with better-than-expected numbers

(Charlie Riedel / Associated Press)

More people signed up, and costs are not as high as predicted.

Here’s how we got to 8 million Obamacare signups

From glitches to an enrollment announcement that no one expected.

 
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Video: Obamacare hits the 8M mark via NBC News

 

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