It is now a matter of hours then, from September 1st, the abolition of the superticket comes into force, for all and for all incomes, the additional fee of 10 euros foreseen for specialist health services. A measure, awaited for years, implemented with extra resources from the National Health Fund with which, the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza had repeatedly stated, “a real health tax will be canceled”. Almost 3 billion euros are spent every year for the ticket, or the sharing of health costs that are borne by the patients.
Superticket farewell in Emilia-Romagna: from 1 September you will not pay any more. Two years ago it was a pioneering Region
Only a part of these concerns the superticket, a novelty introduced in 2011 during the period of the Spending review. Expected in the last maneuver, the abolition became law on December 23 and is worth approximately 165 million euros in 2020 and 490 for the following years.
Symbolically important. With this novelty, in fact, a tax is canceled that has weighed above all on those who have less possibility of being treated. «Every time a person does not take care of himself as he should for economic reasons – commented the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza – we are faced with a defeat for all of us and a violation of the Constitution. For this reason, in December we approved the regulation which comes into force on 1st September.
Health, Abruzzo abolishes the super ticket on recipes from September
The superticket is abolished and nobody will pay for it anymore ». the cost of the ticket itself remains, variable according to the performance and equal to about 30-35 euros. Over the years, in addition to weighing on the pockets of about 15 million Italians, the superticket has also increased inequalities in the country.
“Today it is possible to speak of a real ‘jungle for supertickets – explains the president of Codacons, Carlo Rienzi – and there are no certain numbers on the revenue guaranteed by this tax also because the regional administrations proceed in random order, often changing the cards on the table ». In some regions, Rienzi continues, “you pay in full, in others in proportion to the recipe or based on income”.