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4 hours ago, ocddave said:

I would think Thailand would just prefer they get shipped back to their home countries, where their own countrymen can pay for their care. I assume that is the plan here, either you find a way to pay for your own care, or you go home and your own government deals with you.

And who says that this is not what is already happening. I  am not aware of vast swathes of long stayers throwing themselves on the mercy of government hospitals.

 

If you know differently then please quote the figures.

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17 minutes ago, fisherd3 said:

34,000 thb for first shot in Rabies course of injections at Bangkok Hospital Rayong , gonna be expensive insurance young or old. 

Something wrong about that bill.

 

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2 hours ago, Mango Bob said:

From what I am reading here one group need to get Insurance while another group that is doing an extension of stay does not need it.  I think anyone saying they don't need to purchase insurance is a bunch of crap.  I don't care who the hell is telling you this.  It is a bunch of BS and some people here are buying it because it means they don't have to pay.  Wake up it does affect you and me.  We all have to have the insurance.  Stop playing word games here.  

No you don't you can self insure, but like most things thai that is very light on for details, I will happily open an account and deposit 440 000 baht in it to cover myself.

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It seems like most postings here are from people who actually live in Thailand year round. I wonder if the government has considered that there are people who stay there 6 months a year on O-A visas. I am guessing that the insurance policies offered on the website are for annual policies. They really have not thought this through very well.


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1 minute ago, Searat7 said:

It seems like most postings here are from people who actually live in Thailand year round. I wonder if the government has considered that there are people who stay there 6 months a year on O-A visas. I am guessing that the insurance policies offered on the website are for annual policies. They really have not thought this through very well.


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That qualifies as the understatement of the year on TV.

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12 hours ago, Knocker33 said:

Surely if you are married to a Thai their all caring loving family members will help with bill.  Oh sorry had bit of a fantasy moment there

Yeh right - the moment you cease to be a cash cow - POQ&DCB.

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2 hours ago, rott said:

So exactly how many Hospital Bill dodgers are there (westerners only please) and what is the annual cost? Source required naturally.

 

I keep asking but all the govt apologists who know all about it seem unable to respond. Now you seem made of the right stuff, I like the cut of your jib etc, surely you can answer a simple question.

It doesn't matter whether it was 1 or 1,000, the simple answer is enough to make the Thai government to believe that it's a problem and feel the need to introduce compulsory health insurance for all of us

 

P.S. I don't know how many people were abusing Visa Exempts either, but my answer would be the same, I.E.  Enough...   

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4 hours ago, MiNombreEsFicticious said:

Another proposed solution that proves without a doubt that the Thais do not have the innate ability to solve problems...to solve a problem...one problem...any problem. Never have, never gonna. Today it's health insurance for farangs, last week it was Thai Airways, Pollution, Fires burning up north. Immigration rules. Poverty. Income inequality. Corruption. Corruption. Corrupt people. Education. Declining IQs of Thai children. Traffic deaths. Thai males. Vocational school gang rivalries. Prisons not suitable for humans. Dubai et al.

What do you expect? Their behaviour and problem-solving fits Thais' mindset of 5-year olds...

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