Friday, March 26, 2010

Health Care Corpse

Perhaps Obama should start practicing the correct pronunciation of the word "corps" with this meme starting to go viral:
Subtitle C–Increasing the Supply of the Health Care Workforce
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.
Emphasis 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.

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.

MORE 3/26/10

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.


LASunsett said...

//Back in the day it was fear of a coming fascism (see, it really can't come here--only socialism is allowed//

Fascism was conceived as a response to the rising tide of communism. Italian socialists drove people into the realm of Mussolini, because they wanted law and order. They wanted efficiency.

The leftists at that time were just as manipulative and hostile. Without their malfeasances and incompetent blunders, it forced people to react too hard.

And personally, that's what I think the current government wants to incite, so they can use an excuse crack down on dissent.

A.C. McCloud said...

LA, I read your excellent piece on your site condemning violence. I think you're absolutely right on in your contention that Obama is deliberately trying to foist an outburst to spawn a crackdown. Bloggers may even get caught up in the net, who knows.

My take on the classic Jefferson "tree of liberty" quote is that it has to be pretty damn bad to go there--and we're not there. Every effort has to be made to calm the waters and show these people to be the instigators they are.

LASunsett said...

//Every effort has to be made to calm the waters and show these people to be the instigators they are.//

We are able to read and understand far more then these bastards. But we are not in the position to effect much right now, since we have very little representation.

How can we show that most of us are calm, when the media is showing the handful of hostiles who would be hostile anyway? How can we keep the waters calm, when the President of the US is drawing lines in the sand at every corner, daring people to just try and repeal this law?

I am mad, but am calm about it. I am committed to defeating as many of these pukes in the 2010 elections as possible, and sending them to retirement. Help me, will you?

A.C. McCloud said...

I'll try. But there's only so average citizens/bloggers can do, which is why they've been targeting Fox and Limbaugh and the Tea Party. Right now it's largely up to the GOP in Congress to do the right thing and not allow themselves to be used as cannon fodder.

The Dems are going for broke right now, trying to get as many socialistic programs passed before November. It's gonna be a brutal year in politics.