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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.

Democrat finds a way to knock both the GOP and Obamacare in less than 30 seconds

Texas’s Pete Gallego tries being an equal opportunity critic in his first spot of the cycle, attempting something few other Democrats have tried so far.


Md. auditors: flaws in DDA verification process

Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration has not made much progress since last October on verifying that consumers actually received the services they’re supposed to get, according to a follow-up review released Tuesday.

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Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.


Problems abound with health law immigration papers

(SEAMAAC, Amy Jones / Associated Press)

More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama’s health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don’t submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them.

Contraception, Obamacare subsidies and ice buckets: Health care’s summer to remember

A look back at health care’s biggest stories of the summer — and what’s to come.

Another big boost for Obamacare

The Medicaid expansion is likely to move forward in another big GOP-controlled state.

‘Christians are just healthier’: One family’s cost-sharing alternative to Obamacare

(Danielle Paquette / The Washington Post)

Health-care sharing gives some Americans a faith-based support system -- as long they pledge to refrain from sin.

On Obamacare, Democrats should attack, not defend

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


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