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                     "ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS"
                      What's This Hidden In The Health Care Act
 

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). 

In the 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.

The 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 power.


Down 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 there. 

Debra J.M. Smith - 03-31-10
www.InformingChristians.com 

19 SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS.

20 Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42

21 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:

22 ‘‘SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE

23 CORPS.

24 ‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—

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1 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—There shall be in the Serv

2 ice a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Re

3 serve Corps for service in time of national emer

4 gency.

5 ‘‘(2) REQUIREMENT.—All commissioned officers

6 shall be citizens of the United States and shall be

7 appointed without regard to the civil-service laws

8 and compensated without regard to the Classifica

9 tion Act of 1923, as amended.

10 ‘‘(3) APPOINTMENT.—Commissioned officers of

11 the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the

12 President and commissioned officers of the Regular

13 Corps shall be appointed by the President with the

14 advice and consent of the Senate.

15 ‘‘(4) ACTIVE DUTY.—Commissioned officers of

16 the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be sub

17 ject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General,

18 including active duty for the purpose of training.

19 ‘‘(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.—Warrant officers

20 may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of

21 providing support to the health and delivery systems

22 maintained by the Service and any warrant officer

23 appointed to the Service shall be considered for pur

24 poses of this Act and title 37, United States Code,

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1 to be a commissioned officer within the Commis

2 sioned Corps of the Service.

3 ‘‘(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO

4 THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enact

5 ment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,

6 all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps

7 under this section (as such section existed on the day be

8 fore the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on

9 active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers

10 of the Regular Corps.

11 ‘‘(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESEARCH.—

12 ‘‘(1) PURPOSE.—The purpose of the Ready Re

13 serve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional

14 Commissioned Corps personnel available on short

15 notice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve

16 program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps per

17 sonnel to meet both routine public health and emer

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 Com

22 missioned Corps;

23 ‘‘(B) be available and ready for involuntary

24 calls to active duty during national emergencies

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1 and public health crises, similar to the uni

2 formed service reserve personnel;

3 ‘‘(C) be available for backfilling critical po

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 the

13 duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps

14 under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated

15 $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014

16 for recruitment and training and $12,500,000 for each of

17 fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for the Ready Reserve

18 Corps.’’.


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