"ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS"
What's This Hidden In The Health
While we have
been looking at the health care bill and the
unconstitutionality of the government take over of our health
care, we appear to have not noticed that something else was
happening while we were focused on the man with the balls
(so-to-say, no pun intended).
19 SEC. 5210.
ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS.
picture to the right, you will see that while the magic man keeps
the crowd focused on his cups and balls trick, his friend
is stealing the purse of a very focused onlooker. We have been very
focused on the health care part of the health care bill, but there
is something else to this, something else happened.
something else is the establishing of a ready reserves
corps that is to be ready for any "national emergency," a corps
that would be "subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon
General." --The Surgeon General has a new
below, you will find the section of the bill that I am referring to.
The entire bill can be found here: Click
Here -- You read it. And please tell me what you think of
it. Tell me what you think it is and why you believe it is
Debra J.M. Smith - 03-31-10
20 Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act
21 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:
22 ‘‘SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY
24 ‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—
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1 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—There shall be in the
2 ice a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready
3 serve Corps for service in time of national
5 ‘‘(2) REQUIREMENT.—All commissioned officers
6 shall be citizens of the United States and shall
7 appointed without regard to the civil-service
8 and compensated without regard to the
9 tion Act of 1923, as amended.
10 ‘‘(3) APPOINTMENT.—Commissioned officers of
11 the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by
12 President and commissioned officers of the
13 Corps shall be appointed by the President with
14 advice and consent of the Senate.
15 ‘‘(4) ACTIVE DUTY.—Commissioned officers of
16 the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be
17 ject to call to active duty by the Surgeon
18 including active duty for the purpose of
19 ‘‘(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.—Warrant officers
20 may be appointed to the Service for the purpose
21 providing support to the health and delivery
22 maintained by the Service and any warrant
23 appointed to the Service shall be considered for
24 poses of this Act and title 37, United States
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1 to be a commissioned officer within the
2 sioned Corps of the Service.
3 ‘‘(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO
4 THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of
5 ment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
6 all individuals classified as officers in the
7 under this section (as such section existed on the
8 fore the date of enactment of such Act) and serving
9 active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned
10 of the Regular Corps.
11 ‘‘(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESEARCH.—
12 ‘‘(1) PURPOSE.—The purpose of the Ready
13 serve Corps is to fulfill the need to have
14 Commissioned Corps personnel available on short
15 notice (similar to the uniformed service’s
16 program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps
17 sonnel to meet both routine public health and
18 gency response missions.
19 ‘‘(2) USES.—The Ready Reserve Corps shall—
20 ‘‘(A) participate in routine training to
21 meet the general and specific needs of the
22 missioned Corps;
23 ‘‘(B) be available and ready for involuntary
24 calls to active duty during national
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1 and public health crises, similar to the
2 formed service reserve personnel;
3 ‘‘(C) be available for backfilling critical
4 sitions left vacant during deployment of active
5 duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as
6 for deployment to respond to public health
7 emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and
8 ‘‘(D) be available for service assignment in
9 isolated, hardship, and medically underserved
10 communities (as defined in section 799B) to
11 improve access to health services.
12 ‘‘(d) FUNDING.—For the purpose of carrying out
13 duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned
14 under this section, there are authorized to be
15 $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through
16 for recruitment and training and $12,500,000 for
17 fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for the Ready