Access to health care for undocumented migrants in Italy

The Lancet
Jun 20, 2009  Volume 373  Number 9681  Pages 2083 – 2170
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/current

Access to health care for undocumented migrants in Italy
R Ravinetto, C Lodesani, U D’Alessandro, L De Filippi, A Pontiroli

In Italy, since 1998, undocumented migrants have had the right to receive health care under national law, without being reported to immigration authorities. This aspect of the legislation is in line with Article 32 of the Italian Constitution, which states that health is a fundamental right of the individual (not only of the citizen) and statutes free health care for the poor.

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