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Commissioned Corps Requirements and Benefits
To qualify for the Commissioned Corps, you must be a U.S. citizen under the age of 44. Commissioned Corps
members must also be medically qualified with a current, unrestricted professional license (if applicable) and
have a qualifying degree from an accredited institution. Benefits of Commissioned Corps includes a competitive
salary, free health and dental care, tax-free housing, meal allowances, malpractice insurance coverage and many
SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS.
Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE
‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—There shall be in the Service
a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency.
‘‘(2) REQUIREMENT.—All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be ap- pointed without regard to the civil-service laws and
compensated without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended.
‘‘(3) APPOINTMENT.—Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
‘‘(4) ACTIVE DUTY.—Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training.
‘‘(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.—Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for pur- poses of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service. ‘‘(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enactment
THE of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all indi- viduals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date
of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps. ‘‘(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESEARCH.—
‘‘(1) PURPOSE.—The purpose of the Ready Re- serve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short no- tice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve pro- gram) to assist regular Commissioned Corps per- sonnel to meet both routine public health and emer- gency response missions.
‘‘(2) USES.—The Ready Reserve Corps shall— ‘‘(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commis-
sioned Corps; ‘‘(B) be available and ready for involuntary
calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uni- formed service reserve personnel;
‘‘(C) be available for backfilling critical po- sitions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emer- gencies, both foreign and domestic; and
‘‘(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved
communities (as defined in section 799B) to im-
prove access to health services. ‘‘(d) FUNDING.—For the purpose of carrying out the
duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for recruitment and training and $12,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for the Ready Reserve Corps.’’
Originally posted by esdad71
reply to post by redtic
Like I said, I don't care what you 'feel' about the bill nor your interpretation.It is larger than your cut and paste and has more addendum's so again, you need to do a little more legwork.
What i do care about is that the current administration needs to have the curtain pulled back. Transparency? None. Realize that this is the same bill, as I have already mentioned, that was expressed to us to pass and look at later. Who does this? This is also fact not fiction.
The government wants the nation to hate each other and point fingers at each other so that they will not look at what is really going on. Gays hate straight people. Blacks hate whites. Whites hate blacks. Don't hate Islam and my new favorite, don't talk about religion in the military but you can express being gay. It is to cause division. The MSM reports the fringe but if you look at the average American, they are over taxed and could care less about politics, race or what is happening in Syria. They are more worried about their next meal, home foreclosure or losing their job to cheap labor that is brought upon this country by illegal immigration.
I could not have written a script crazier than the last 6 years have been. No way. Now you have a lame duck president with nothing to lose who just gave ANOTHER person the powers that were and should be assigned to the president. This is not a bother to you and the others here. It may be because you are not old enough to get it, have the world experience to get it or, simply put, you trust what your government tells you.
Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by CornShucker
True, but do you really think that an RRC psychiatrist is going to go alone to knock on the door of a "mentally ill" person who hates the government?
I doubt it. They're most likely going to go with a team of Homeland Security personnel who will hold the person as his/her house is checked for guns that will be confiscated. Then, s/he'll be taken to a place where his/her "mental illness" can be assessed. Then, s/he'll be provided drugs that will "help" him/her understand that the government isn't bad as re-education is intended to ensure.
That is laughable.
Originally posted by redtic
reply to post by esdad71
That has nothing to do with the facts I posted about your OP - your clip from Obama is out-of-context, fear-mongering tripe, and the RRC is nothing close to what you report it to be.