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PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1555 cantly interfere with the provision of services or other benefits to eligible veterans and other eligible recipients of such services or benefits; "(2) use military and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense; "(3) use personnel of the Veterans Benefits Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs and other appropriate personnel of that Department; "(4) use representatives of military and veterans' service organizations; "(5) enter into contracts with public or private entities; and "(6) take other necessary action to develop and furnish the information and services to be provided under this section. "(e) FUNDING.— (1) There is authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Labor to carry out this section $4,000,000 for fiscal year 1991 and $9,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1992 and 1993. "(2) There is authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out this section $1,000,000 for fiscal year 1991 and $4,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1992 and 1993. "§ 1145. Health benefits "(a) TRANSITIONAL HEALTH CARE. —(1) For the applicable time period described in paragraph (2), a member of the armed forces who is involuntarily separated from active duty during the five-year period beginning on October 1, 1990 (and the dependents of the member), shall be entitled to receive— "(A) medical and dental care under section 1076 of this title in the same manner as a dependent described in subsection (a)(2) of such section; and "(B) health benefits contracted under the authority of section 1079(a) of this title and subject to the same rates and conditions as apply to persons covered under that section. "(2) Transitional health care shall be available under subsection (a) for a specified time period beginning on the date on which the member is involuntarily separated as follows: "(A) For members involuntarily separated with less than six years of active service, 60 days. "(B) For members involuntarily separated with six or more years of active service, 120 days. "(b) CONVERSION HEALTH POLICIES. —(1) The Secretary of Defense shall inform each member referred to in subsection (a) before the date of the member's discharge or release from active duty of the availability for purchase by the member of a conversion health policy for the member and the dependents of that member. "(2) If a member referred to in subsection (a) purchases a conversion health policy during the period applicable to the member (or within a reasonable time after that period as prescribed by the Secretary of Defense), the Secretary shall provide health care, or pay the costs of health care provided, to the member and the dependents of the member— "(A) during the one-year period beginning on the date on which covergige under the conversion health policy begins; and "(B) for a condition (including pregnancy) that exists on such date and for which care is not provided under the policy solely on the grounds that the condition is a preexisting condition.