Italian Health Insurance System

As a Type I Diabetic, since the age of 9, finding out if health care would be attainable and affordable for me as a resident was paramount! Through some online research, I found that health care was essentially free for those working in Italy. However, under my specific visa, I cannot work. I began to get a little nervous, but soon found out that health care coverage was about $400 per person….per year! 

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wp-image-516948625jpg.jpgAs a Type I Diabetic, since the age of 9, finding out if health care would be attainable and affordable for me as a resident was paramount! Through some online research, I found that health care was essentially free for those working in Italy. However, under my specific visa, I cannot work. I began to get a little nervous, but soon found out that health care coverage was about $400 per person….per year!  I was ecstatic!  I was completely flabbergasted to find out that those with chronic illnesses (eg. cancer, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, etc) do not pay anything. Continue reading “Italian Health Insurance System”