Subtitle C–Increasing the Supply of the Health Care WorkforceEmphasis on the notion of the meme--that the totally awesome health care act of 2010 has secretly created a private army of brownshirts to enforce Obamacare.
Sec. 5201. Federally supported student loan funds.
Sec. 5202. Nursing student loan program.
Sec. 5203. Health care workforce loan repayment programs.
Sec. 5204. Public health workforce recruitment and retention programs.
Sec. 5205. Allied health workforce recruitment and retention programs.
Sec. 5206. Grants for State and local programs.
Sec. 5207. Funding for National Health Service Corps.
Sec. 5208. Nurse-managed health clinics.
Sec. 5209. Elimination of cap on commissioned corps.
Sec. 5210. Establishing a Ready Reserve Corps.
OK, before being accused of acting like a hyperbolic, paranoid teabagger who sees commies around every corner from a president determined to treat former enemies better than friends it's important to determine what this is and how it relates to our current national guard structure for handling emergencies.
First of all, some of this already exists. The National Health Service Corps has been around awhile and provides a trade off to students--serve as doctors in underserved areas upon graduation and get some of the student loans paid off. Sort of like the military.
Then there's a Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, again an outfit that was around during Bushitler as well. Actually, they're both part of the Public Health Service, established by FDR during World War II.
So here's the thing--in an age of natural disasters and terrorist attacks these people could very well be life savers. The question is whether or how the structure and duties of these corps will be changed and utilized under nationalized health care as opposed to our former private care system.
To make matters more confusing some people have asked (even a few in Congress) why student loans were part of a health care bill. It's logical to wonder how a college loan takeover might interact with a civilian corps, as in changing the terms of paying off the debt. In other words, the government is now dictating insurance purchases so can they dictate to the holders of student loans as to where they practice their craft? After all, the government gave them the opportunity to gain the skill.
With potentially 30 million more new patients guaranteed care it seems we might need more doctors, but in different places. What if too many doctors decide to practice away from places the government considers 'underserved'? Didn't Hillary slip up and utter something about this during the election (can't find it on the web now)? Will they continue to use incentives or just start ordering people around?
Speaking of Hillary, in 1992 she told the graduating class of Wellesley College:
Today, our greatest national threat comes not from some external Evil Empire, but from our own internal Indifference Empire that tolerates splintered families, unparented children, embattled schools, and pervasive poverty, racism, and violence.By "Indifference Empire" she meant a government that allows its people to fail due to their free choices. This is the heart and soul of hard-core leftism. Don't forget that during the campaign she was for mandates and getting rid of private student loan providers. We are seeing her vision materializing now. This ain't just Obama, folks, it's a cadre.
But hey, I'm just a teabaggin fool. Obama could have proved all of this wrong by simply hosting a few prime time press conferences before the bill passed to explain everything. He could have walked out there and said, 'bring it on'. Maybe a few would have changed their minds. Instead the press took Pelosi's "wait and see" to heart and left us with only our Dreams.
Back in the day it was fear of a coming fascism (see, it really can't come here--only socialism is allowed) and hate speech about certain bumper stickers. That was then.