Among the many miracles ObamaCare was supposed to have wrought were reduced federal healthcare spending and lower federal deficits. Although those claims have long been suspect, the latest revelation ought to debunk them once and for all: “Up to 3 million more people could qualify for Medicaid in 2014 as a result of” the healthcare law, according to the Associated Press.

Furthermore, many of the newly eligible will be members of the middle class, not the sort of people the program was originally intended to benefit. With Washington picking up nearly 60 percent of the tab for those new enrollees, it is virtually certain that federal spending and concomitant deficits will rise. (It won’t do state budgets any good, either, since they’ll have to absorb the remainder of the cost.)
 

Excerpt from this article: "The story of the U.S. government’s war against Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and his revolutionary cancer treatment is enough to make anyone’s blood boil. It’s a perfect example of government gone completely wild — and a figurative struggle between a little David and an out-of-control Goliath."
 

Since its inception more than 50 years ago, The John Birch Society has always been right in the middle of all of the important political battles. In the past year, the JBS has taken on issues as serious and challenging as championing ObamaCare nullification at the state level, as well as opposing the latest unconstitutional actions from Congress. Larry Greenley, the director of marketing for the JBS, spoke with The New American (TNA) about the Society’s major grass-roots activities this year.

 

Most Americans know the broad strokes of the new health-care law known as ObamaCare, but scratching the surface of the law reveals large-scale unstated changes including government intrusion into the home and family.

President Obama, political commentators, and government bureaucrats will tell you that ObamaCare is good medicine for America, but what of those administering the medical procedures? ObamaCare is one change that doctors are telling the President 'keep the change,' as they realize the true repercussions of the implementation of this new government affront to the nation's quality health care.

On Wednesday, February 16, the Idaho House became the first state legislative body to pass a measure to nullify the entire ObamaCare law within a state.

Yesterday the Oklahoma House of Representatives issued a press release, "Ritze Seeks Nullification of ObamaCare," which stated: "State Rep. Mike Ritze has filed legislation to effectively nullify the new federal health care law and allow felony charges against individuals attempting  to enforce it in Oklahoma."

JBS CEO Art Thompson's topic this week: Now that they have the law and see the Republicans compromising, the things they left out of ObamaCare are coming back through regulation. What is "end of life counseling" anyway?

JBS CEO Art Thompson's topic this week: Why did the Republicans not wait for the new Congress when they would have had a majority instead of reaching a compromise with Obama now?

The John Birch Society supports freedom of choice in healthcare, including keeping medical choices between patients and their doctors. Government intrusion in the free market has done more harm than good, so JBS advocates free market solutions that create healthy competition that in turn drives prices down and quality up.

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