Italian Mutual Aid Societies
Italian public healthcare cannot provide all services requested by a new society that is increasingly demanding, because of the social and cultural changes. Furthermore the long-lasting-economic crisis has exacerbated the situation by contributing to the impoverishment of Italian families and by increasing the number of people who fit in the ‘grey slot’ and who do not have the means to access private healthcare. In this context, it is fundamental to start a fruitful collaboration between public and private actors in order to elaborate and strengthen health sector proposals directed at satisfying citizens’ needs.