By Chuck Schechner, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Questions, confusion and reluctance surround the federal legislation and a North Texas attorney is sounding a wake up call for employers.

Quitman Stephens, a partner in the Cantey Hanger law firm, is taking his message to local industry. He says don’t count on the success of lawsuits trying to kill health care reform.

Stephens says it takes full effect January 2014, but now is the time to get ready.

He says even if the lawsuits against it are successful, they may only strike down portions of the law.

Stephens says once this goes into effect, and Americans get a taste of it they won’t want to give it up, much like Social Security and Medicare.

KRLD’s Chuck Schechner Reports:

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