This article is a perfect example of the concentration of wealth in Thailand.
I had hernia sugery at a Thai government hospital in 2016. I was asked to pay a cash deposit to cover estimated costs. On the day I was to be discharged my bill was reviewed. I received a small rebate as my deposit exceeded the actual cost of the hospital stay. Is this done often? I thought that was a good idea as an alternative to insurance requirements. My passport showed I had a one year visa as I was employed at the time of the surgery.