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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: What does ‘running on Obamacare’ look like?

A new Dem ad aggressively touts the Affordable Care Act, with no apologies.

38 GOP lawmakers join Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

Legislators including Ted Cruz, John McCain and Marsha Blackburn sign on after conservative groups urge Republicans to sign a friend-of-the-court brief.

Spinning Obamacare success: The president highlights a less relevant number

The president touted one number, and some reporters ran in the wrong direction.


FDA plan would speed up medical device approvals

The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions.

No, Dems are not uniformly running away from Obamacare

The Washington narrative about the law is far too simplistic.

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

Here’s why Obamacare is not just one number.


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