As the Oct. 1 enrollment date approaches for federally subsidized insurance, the White House has gone on a PR offensive to counter conservative critics about the health care law many call Obamacare.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week issued state by state updates about the law, listing the benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
It's part of a broader strategy that includes the launching of a non-profit "Truth Team" at a time that Congressional Republicans are making their 40th attempt to repeal or weaken the health care law.
The North Carolina version of the federal agency's release notes that 1.3 million people, or 17 percent of the state's population, is uninsured. Many will qualify for subsidies, averaging $5,000 a year, to offset annual insurance costs.