RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Turning the federal health care reform law into reality is moving slowly as it's being challenged in court, but a federal official says it's already being felt in North Carolina and other states.


Health and Human Services Regional Director and former South Carolina state legislator Anton Gunn is talking up the law due to be in force by 2014. Gunn is in Raleigh on Tuesday to answer questions about what's ahead.


North Carolina lawmakers this year started work on a new one-stop shop to help residents and small businesses find affordable health insurance. The proposal to create a health benefit exchange awaits action in the Senate. The overhaul law requires all states to have an exchange in place by 2014.

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