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BANGKOK 24 July 2019 13:54
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Health insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners in Thailand

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1 minute ago, Nong Khai Man said:

And If We Are,That'll leave an awful LOT Of Farang / Thai Marriages Up Sh*t Creek without a Paddle "

Yes, very sad. But if you have heaps of money, there will be some company able to offer coverage. Decision time for many. Maybe an extra job to cover the costs - there must be some jobs available to older gents resident in Thailand. BUT - does that also contravene the visa under which people are there ?? Wow complex.

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1 hour ago, hashmodha said:

I think we all start a petition ......fast to reverse this....I am not able to....can anyone put it up on change.org.....and we all sign...

good idea but where will it get you?? and any others?......

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1 minute ago, Melbun said:

Yes, very sad. But if you have heaps of money, there will be some company able to offer coverage. Decision time for many. Maybe an extra job to cover the costs - there must be some jobs available to older gents resident in Thailand. BUT - does that also contravene the visa under which people are there ?? Wow complex.

Just an idea. Maybe once a year gents can fly home , do some work to finance the yearly insurance premium. Would that work ??

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On 5/14/2019 at 6:32 AM, alfalfa19 said:

does medicare parts a and b work in thailand, does anyone know?

No. Valid only in the USA, and does not include the rest of North America (Canada and Mexico).

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13 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

In most countries, one doesn't get that long for murder.

I've TOLD Her that MANY Times Mate.....

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50 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Thats how I understand it , new OA is pretty clear but it will probably come down to what they mean by renew/renewal, I take it as permission to stay based on the OA, others see it as meaning all extensions and all visa's. 

You can translate this page online and in my opinion it translates well enough to answer questions people are raising.

http://hss.moph.go.th/show_topic.php?id=2808&fbclid=IwAR1larNfJw6CsnF-5NBqjmXZzJu-guMb4BRNgwjoDt4m79ZA8PLNvV5aIJM

 

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30 minutes ago, bert bloggs said:

So if we have been here many years ,but cannot get medical insurance ,will we be told to leave ?

If you read the OP, it also talks about a  cash deposit scheme for those who cannot get insurance. Not in place yet but niether is the insurance. 

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2 hours ago, Whyamiandwhatamidoinghere said:

Well my insurance in USA covers me out of country up to a curtain number of days then will not cover. Got sick once on arrival and my insurance covered it. 

Policies vary, but mine doesn't have a time limit. However it does require you to live in the U.S. (I take the Social Security guideline of 90 days in a country before you have to change your address as a rule of thumb though). I suspect a lot of plans would question repeated claims abroad though. My previous plan though was Blue Cross - I lost that when I turned 65 this year but they have an international network with no restrictions as far as where you live. But it would depend on the  policy.
 

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