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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.

Pentagon to target its hospitals providing poor care following review

The Defense Department healthcare system performs well on the whole, but certain facilities do not, a review found.

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.

HHS is kicking immigrants off Obamacare coverage without fair warning, complaints allege

Advocates say HHS didn’t provide warnings in enough languages that coverage would end today.

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Switzerland rejects single-payer system, will keep its own version of Obamacare

It will keep its current system, which is viewed as a model for the world.

Wonkbook: The latest Obamacare surprises

HHS may emphasize the individual-mandate penalties to boost sign-ups.

Switzerland rejects single-payer, will keep its own version of Obamacare

They’ll keep the current system, which is viewed as a model for the world.

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AP-GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy

(Mel Evans, File / Associated Press)

It’s not Obamacare or climate change. It’s not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year’s midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy.

HHS is hiding health insurance rate hikes, former official charges

A new lawsuit claims the department is breaking its own Obamacare rules.

 

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