OK, a rant, a long rant...
This whole debacle of upcoming changes regarding mandatory insurance is having an effect on me; I’m having a kind of mental block about it.
Let’s assume it applies to me, retirement.
I’m already very edgy regarding the 800.000 /400.000 rule because I think it is not fair when you compare it with monthly 65.000THB.
You can’t touch or use your 800.000/400.000 but they allow you to spend your 65.000THB as you wish.
For me, I understand that they want me to show that I can take care
of myself and my account shows that. But, I can’t touch it...crazy.
Furthermore I get peanuts (interest) on that semi-locked account.
Don’t like that at all. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I need the money,
it’s the fact that I can’t touch it (or at least a big chunk of it).
Now, with the mandatory insurance thingy, I get really upset.
60/70/80.000 THB for a theoretical coverage of 400K/40K but
we all know how that’s gonna work out.
I understand the requirement, it’s better for everyone if one is fully
insured but this ‘scheme’ seems tailored to extract as much money
as they can and I’m getting sick of it.
And the reason for all this is because we don’t pay our hospital bills.
Seeing the figures in the Nation it is clear to me that the biggest chunk
is caused by uninsured tourist. How can 60/70.000 O-A’s rack up
600.000 unpaid bills? How can they be the cause of -300M THB?
For me, the insurance scheme is bull..., the reason for it is bull... too
I’m all for fair but this is going to far.
A poster wrote something along the lines of ‘how high do you want
me to jump? Higher!’
I don’t wanna jump higher, I’m NOT gonna jump higher.
I feel already stupid enough to have jumped this high.
If things are like they are going to be then I will not renew,
extend or whatever you wanna call that stampy thingy in my passport.
Nobody needs to feel sorry, Thailand will not shed one tear but
upholding my principles are far more important than an unsure future
that lies ahead of me.
I’m a guest in this country, I know. But I’m treated as someone who you
can’t trust, who reports to his parole officer every 90 days, for many,
many years and now I’m gonna get screwed over with a crappy, expensive
I’m afraid my time in Thailand has run it’s course, have to kick my backup
plan into action. Ten months to go...
But wait a minute... what’s that Thai Elite plan... let’s investigate...
to be continued.