Several changes in the Italian healthcare system are pushed forward. The right to hospital care for the needy is guaranteed for the first time. Several initiatives targeting diseases of perceived social relevance are launched. Treatment of venereal diseases becomes free, and several centers for cancer diagnosis are created. Provincial authorities in charge of treating tuberculosis are established and tuberculosis insurance becomes compulsory. Health insurance funds become responsible for covering not only workers but also their dependents.
Organisation: The National Institute for Local Authority Employees (Istituto Nazionale Assistenza Dipendenti Enti Locali (INADEL) is established as the national body for providing healthcare for the employees of local authorities.[/caption]