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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.

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Pryor’s ‘Obamacare’ ad highlights his cancer fight

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation’s new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote.

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Audit: $93M Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent

State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation’s largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.

Morning Plum: Obamacare disappearing as major issue

New data shows a sharp drop in GOP advertising against the health law.

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In Study, Questions About Who Should Perform In-Office Surgeries

READ IN: Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Holder to Ferguson, WH makes immigration policy behind closed doors, Clinton to Iowa, N.C. begins fracking debate, GOP cools it on the ACA attacks

Holder to Ferguson, WH makes immigration policy behind closed doors, Clinton to Iowa, N.C. begins fracking debate, GOP cools it on the ACA attacks

From a vulnerable red state Democrat, a strong pro-Obamacare ad

Senator Mark Pryor makes a personal case for his vote for health reform.

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Study charts health risks of Md. gas drilling

University of Maryland researchers say there’s a high likelihood that shale gas production in far western Maryland would negatively affect air quality in the region.

 

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