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Lurking within the recently-released Reconciliation bill is a brand new corps of government workers.Page 911 of the 2010 Reconciliation PDF. Section 2231.
‘‘Subpart XII-Public Health Workforce
‘‘SEC. 340L. PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE CORPS.
3 ‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-There is established, within
4 the Service, theublic Health Workforce Corps (in this
5 subpart referred to as the ‘Corps'), for the purpose of en-
6 suring an adequate supply of public health professionals
7 throughout the Nation. The Corps shall consist of-
8 ‘‘(1) such officers of the Regular and Reserve
9 Corps of the Service as the Secretary may designate; ...."
It's not Nationalized Health
Care. It's a Health Corps!I'm probably embellishing, but given that Nancy Pelosiand her indefatigable army of legislative word processors would have to invert their language through the Scwarschild Radius of a black hole in reverse entropy just to approximate honesty, I figure I'm not far off labeling this "Health Corps" provision as approaching mandatory volunteerism.It sounds like the tactics of Huey Long, who said -"Them what comes in with me now, get a big piece of pie.
Them what come in with me later, get pie.
It speaks of regular and reserve Officers, scholarships, loans, obligated service, individual contracts, training centers, the traditional income redistribution scheme of grants and grant proposals, etc. The debt repayment provisions are especially attractive to certain sectors of our population. It appears to be an indentured servitude gig. You sign up, do your part for nationalizing health care and the Corps will get the American taxpayer to foot the bill for your training and educational costs and retire your debts. Of course, if pinned down, I'm sure this will be characterized as a draft, a proposal, need to modify, hasn't been reconciled yet or any of a number of ways to weasel the simple truth that until Nancy Pelosi votes on it she won't have any idea what's in this 'Bill'.