After the enactment of the 2001 Constitutional Reform Act, the Italian health system consists of as many as 21 regional health systems. The central government retains the public task of ensuring that all citizens, regardless of their territorial residence, may access the same universal and equitable health services and provisions.
After the economic crisis of 2007/2008, as has been the case in many other EU MSs, the Italian central government has decreased public expenditure on health care. Not only has such an approach undermined citizens’ fundemental right to health. It has also triggered a fierce confrontation between regional governments and the State, which has also been the object of some rulings of the Italian Supreme Court.
Against this background, the paper aims to analyse the impacts that health care rationing has on the organisation of health and care services and on the evolution of social enterprises as health providers.
Om toegang te krijgen tot het gehele artikel heeft u een abonnement nodig. Meer informatie over de abonnementsvormen en prijzen kunt u hier vinden.Abonneren op dit tijdschrift