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A big day for Obamacare

Marketplaces for individual insurance policies open today. For thousands of people who are uninsured and don’t know much about the details of Obamacare, they now have a chance to see in concrete terms what it can mean for them.

A few recent pieces worth a look

What will Obamacare mean for people living below the poverty level? It depends on whether their states have accepted the Medicaid expansion and agreed to run their own exchanges.

With immigration at the forefront of national debate, Jim Stimpson decided it was time to do a little more digging.

Ezra Klein talks to Bill Gates and Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber about investing in disease prevention and the tradeoffs in healthcare spending decisions.

Half of the doctors recently surveyed aren’t aware that drug and device companies will soon have to report all the payments they make to doctors and hospitals.

Denying undocumented immigrants access to the ACA’s main avenues for the uninsured has implications for the hospitals and health centers that serve uninsured people.

In looking back at the year 2012, one of the most momentous occasions was the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. Here are a few of our posts on the topic.

At Palm Beach Groves in Lantana, Fla., a small, seasonal business that ships fresh citrus nationwide, employees have regularly voted between getting a raise or keeping their employer-based health insurance. Health coverage always wins, as many employees’ ages and pre-existing conditions would have made it nearly impossible to get coverage on their own. But a new report finds the Affordable Care Act is on target to help prevent this scenario.

An Affordable Care Act provision taking effect this week will reduce Medicare reimbursements to hospitals with high readmission rates. But to what extent are readmissions under a hospital’s control?