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Health insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners in Thailand

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On 5/14/2019 at 8:24 AM, Jeffrey346 said:

I am insured by the Thai Gov.. My co-pay is B280. How can your bill be B77, Makes no sense..

 

How about all those who like to post "My wife is a civil servant, and under the Thai social security system I will get free treatment ", they could well have been chocking on they cornflakes this morning reading this. they now might have to pay for their own health insurance.

 

 

It probably has been said ,what if the hospital  you go to does not take your health insurance ,I had a hip replacement done last year I showed them my UK health insurance card and they would not accept it ,they accepted my AIA card, which paid for some of the costs, but I had to pay upfront then claim it back from the insurance company, and that took 6 months  

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On 5/14/2019 at 12:20 PM, jesimps said:

You'll probably get it anyway. I read recently that the hospitals have given up checking the passports of health tourists. Too much work. I'd imagine a Brit with an NHS number will have no problem bluffing his way in.

Not been back to the UK for years so I don't know anything about any NHS number. Even when I lived there I don't remember ever having a number just a file at the doctors. Obviously when I go back I will have to register and get that number. I wonder what they ask for when you register.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

other than renew the visa what else could it mean ?

There is no visa renewal, ever, a visa expires then you get a new one or apply for an extension of stay (not visa). A visa gives you entry and permission to stay, after the visa expires, and approaching the end of your permission to stay you apply for an extension to the stay.

 

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 I'd imagine a Brit with an NHS number will have no problem bluffing his way in........But You wouldn't have to BLUFF You're Way in....

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3 minutes ago, denby45 said:

Not been back to the UK for years so I don't know anything about any NHS number. Even when I lived there I don't remember ever having a number just a file at the doctors. Obviously when I go back I will have to register and get that number. I wonder what they ask for when you register.

 

 

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Everyone has an NHS Number Mate,If You had a Doctor in The U.K Then YOU Certainly DID Have one !!

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5 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Zero pollution (beyond the normal Asian trash thrown around).

Air was completely clear, there was a bit of field burning between Poipet and Siem Reap, but it didn't seem to hang around.

Very similar to Chiang Mai ten years back in the social 'feel', I really liked it.

That's interesting because when I was deciding where to live in Thailand, CM was my top choice, but I rejected it based on the smoky season, and of course it's gotten much worse since then (so that was a wise decision for me). 

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3 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

There is no visa renewal, ever, a visa expires then you get a new one or apply for an extension of stay (not visa). A visa gives you entry and permission to stay, after the visa expires, and approaching the end of your permission to stay you apply for an extension to the stay.

 

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yeah... righto.

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Ok I lost the bad news yesterday, today any bad news or I have to waiting tomorrow ?

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6 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

There is no visa renewal, ever, a visa expires then you get a new one or apply for an extension of stay (not visa). A visa gives you entry and permission to stay, after the visa expires, and approaching the end of your permission to stay you apply for an extension to the stay.

 

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But people say visa renewal all the time to describe extensions and that includes the press, visa agent adverts, and even immigration officers. So pretending there is any certainty indicated in the language coming in the press now is simply FOOLISH. 

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1 hour ago, Tuvoc said:

 

Of course you have to be truthful on any insurance application, if not then you are throwing your money down the toilet as the cover would be void. However I assume they have no access to your overseas medical record, so in that scenario unless you were diagnosed in Thailand how would they know ? 

The policies are useless anyway. They will find a reason not to pay out. It's just another visa tax.

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8 minutes ago, Nong Khai Man said:

Everyone has an NHS Number Mate,If You had a Doctor in The U.K Then YOU Certainly DID Have one !!

Or ever legally worked.

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Told you all this was coming.

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