What sort of health care assistance can the wife and the children of a migrant citizen being regularized make use of? What sort of health care assistance can the child of beign regularized parents make use of?
It seems that all Emilia Romagna region Asl consider all relatives in charge of citizens being regularized as “irregylarly living in Italy”.
The situation migrant citizens live is in some ways hybrid, they hold the right of living in Italy and of working, they should have the right of changing job but they do not hold a real residence permit.
A being regularized worker holds the right to being enrolled on steady basis to SSN (national health services). We’ve already talked of this during past counters.
Lazio region was the first one to allow Asl enrolment right from the beginning. Other regions released instructions later on.
Given instructions follow human rights and common sense because migrants regularly working and paying for contributions hold the right to all services.
This is only enforced to workers that are being ragularized. In other words workers regularization is not immediately extended to family members being in charge of the worker. This wasn’t provided for by law.
Any worker who is being regularized can enrol to SSN, while wife and children are to be wholly considered as irregularly living in Italy without making any difference between the time occurring before and after workers regularization.
Testo Unico on immigration art. 35 provides for that migrants without residence papers are entitled to all primary health care services, this is to say hospital and outpatient’s department health care assistance. Art. 35 also provides for irregular underage citizens health care assistance, this fact assures all pediatric services.
It is therefore possible that regularizing migrant both wife and children are allowed to the temporary so called light health care cards which entitle to emergency care and to all necessary visits.
This light card doesn’t entitle to family doctors. ASL should have organized doctors working only with clandestines, unfortunately few cities worked in this sense. Doctors would prescribe visits, therapies and eventually hospital recovery.