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PUBLIC LAW 102-25—APR. 6, 1991 105 STAT. 85 (2) A retired member described in subsection (a) who, upon being released from the tour of active duty covered by that subsection, has served on active duty satisfactorily, as determined by the Secretary concerned, for not less than a total of 36 months in a grade higher than the member's retired grade, is entitled, upon that release from active duty, to placement on the retired list in that grade. (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This section shall apply with respect to retired members ordered to active duty on or after August 2, 1990. SEC. 312. TEMPORARY CHAMPUS PROVISIONS REGARDING DEDUCTIBLES AND COPAYMENT REQUIREMENTS (a) DELAY IN THE INCREASE OF ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLES UNDER CHAMPUS. —The annual deductibles specified in subsection (b) of section 1079 of title 10, United States Code (as in effect on November 4, 1990), shall apply until October 1, 1991, in the case of health care provided under that section to the dependents of a member of the uniformed services who serves or served on active duty in the Persian Gulf theater of operations in connection with Operation Desert Storm. (b) WAIVER OF COPAYMENT REQUIREMENTS.— (1) Any civilian health care provider furnishing health care pursuant to a plan contracted for under the authority of section 1079 or 1086 of title 10, United States Code, may waive, in whole or in part, any requirement for payment under subsection (b) of that section by a patient described in paragraph (2) for health care furnished the patient by such health care provider during the Persian Gulf conflict. (2) A patient referred to in paragraph (1) is a dependent of a member of the uniformed services who serves on active duty in the Persian Gulf theater of operations in connection with Operation Desert Storm. (3) If a health care provider waives a payment for health care under paragraph (1), the health care provider shall certify to the Secretary of Defense that the amount charged the Federal Government for such health care was not increased above the amount that the health care provider would have charged the Federal Government for such health care had the payment not been waived. The Secretary of Defense may require a health care provider to provide information to the Secretary to show the compliance of the health care provider with this paragraph. SEC. 313. TRANSITIONAL HEALTH CARE (a) HEALTH CARE PROVIDED. — A member of the Armed Forces described in subsection (b), and the dependents of the member, shall be entitled to receive health care described in subsection (c) upon the release of the member from active duty in connection with Operation Desert Storm until the earlier of— (1) 30 days after the date of the release of the member from active duty; or (2) the date on which the member and the dependents of the member are covered by a health plan sponsored by an employer. (b) ELIGIBLE MEMBER DESCRIBED. —A member of the Armed Forces referred to in subsection (a) is a member who— (1) is a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces and is called or ordered to active duty under chapter 39 of title 10, United States Code, in connection with Operation Desert Storm; Health insurance. Health care provider. 10 USC 1079 note. 10 USC 1076 note.