New measures to shake-up health sector


ER region demands more autonomy

Emilia Romagna HQ

Emilia Romagna HQ

Regional Council gets green light with government

ER president Stefano Bonaccini says that, “Emilia-Romagna is ready to sign an agreement with the government on autonomy.” The regional council was given the green light for a new agreement regarding work, training, health and the environment. “It would be important,” reiterated Bonaccini, “if the government came to sign an agreement or a pre-agreement, which would certainly not be the final destination because afterwards it will have to be approved by in law by parliament. This would raise a very robust and important signal that tells a future parliament and government, regardless of its composition, that we must deal with this agreement.” The approval came without opposing votes, but with the abstention of opposition members.

Work and health

ER President Stefano Bonaccini

ER President Stefano Bonaccini

As for work, the ER region aims not only to “integrate current social safety nets” but also to “increase supervision” through the inspectorates and above all to impose a turnaround demanded by the business system over a long time, for example: a regional training system and technical education “which leads to an annual number of graduates far superior to today and able to meet the needs of the regional productive system.” Other substantial news will soon be announced on health but unfortunately it’s not enough to get a similar green light from a government that is about to be dissolved – and the law states that a majority must approve of an agreement before it becomes official.

Emilia-Romagna aims to be a “more flexible and functional” organizational structure of the Local Health Units, but the current way tickets are used is being targeted. The junta, in a note summarizing the requests for autonomy on which the government’s confirmation should arrive, hypothesizes “measures aimed at guaranteeing a more equitable accessibility to services by citizens, and predetermining tariffs, repayment procedures, remuneration and co-participation only for assistants residing in the Region.” This modulation, it is specified, “will take into account the different income brackets, the different age groups, the composition of the family unit and other special needs for protection, within the framework of the ISEE.”

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