About 2,500 uniformed health professionals could be eliminated through a new plan released by the White House.
The Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, which is overseen by the Surgeon General, could be cut from about 6,500 officers to no more than 4,000, according to the plan. The cuts are part of a larger federal government overhaul proposed by the Office of Management and Budget.
“We were caught totally by surprise by this proposal,” said retired Army Col. Jim Currie, executive director of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service. “We have had no indications that anyone in the government is dissatisfied with any of the work our officers do for the country.”
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