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BANGKOK 21 June 2019 06:07
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Expats overwhelmingly support mandatory health insurance of over 50s: Poll

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If you can’t afford health insurance in Thailand then you can’t afford to be in Thailand. (Which apparently a lot of these commenters on here fall into).

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Would be great to see the source of this voting.

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13 minutes ago, mike787 said:

Would be great to see the source of this voting.

Well, since it's facebook and only the most ardent of junta bootlickers would want to give their tracking marks to a company that can easily give them to the "government", it only makes sense all votes would be 100% in favor of whatever the junta wants. Thailand 100%, khrap.

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20 minutes ago, Mitkof Island said:

This medical insurance scam has little to do with being able to afford to stay in Thailand. Many understand often more than not insurance is a scam nothing more. The best solution is to have a mandatory amount in a Thai bank so when the time comes you have it. The rates will make it more difficult for some to stay but 400,000 baht is a fair amount to ask for in case of a problem. Making health insurance mandatory at such high rates is a scam. You have no idea what you are talking about. Please extract head from ass and see the light.

so it's ok that people who have a health problem and use up these 400k will be forced to leave afterwards

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2 hours ago, sambum said:

Sorry - not being pedantic,

Yes you are.  

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1 hour ago, Mavideol said:

that's how it worked for me and my family as well, got to the public hospital, wife had minor surgery, stayed over night, next day was informed that we could check out, nurse handed me the invoice and told me to go to the cashier and return with receipt, need to give her copy (cashier gave me 3 colored receipts 1 for the nurse 1 for the pharmacy and 1 for us) did that she called some office to confirm and we were able to leave, if payment was not made we couldn't have left the room

They took me to the ATM with an IV in my arm to make my daily cash payment.  I really don't see how I'd have escaped without my SAS team. 

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12 minutes ago, Mitkof Island said:

The insurance only covers 400,000 baht. And its likely the insurance will not pay the claim . Then what? You just blew all that money yearly that could have gone towards the payment to the hospital. Better to have a mandatory amount in the bank and let them have a choice as to what they do.

how much is the cost of the insurance?

and how much can it be put to use for normal medical expenses?

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1 minute ago, manarak said:

how much is the cost of the insurance?

$2,000 or more a year. Let me choose how i deal with my illness. Better to put the money aside and invest it or whatever. NOT UP TO YOU!

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It's always about the farangs.... i just wonder how many Thai's have been to hospital and haven't paid their bill??

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4 hours ago, KhaoYai said:

 

“The government has found that foreigners who are in their elder years staying on this type of visa have more health issues than other foreigners staying on other types of visas,’ Dr Nutthawut said."
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

   In summary , if you are over sixty , or  have a  history of serious health issues,

    Best make you way home, lad .

 

 

            

       

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1 hour ago, Gecko123 said:

How about this scenario, guys...

 

Wife watching elderly husband's long-promised nest egg getting gobbled up by sky-high medical insurance premiums, realizes at the rate this is going she'll be a penniless widow in just a few years. Hmmm....what's a girl to do??? Pillow over the head time, baybeeee!

sad and very true in some cases while the insurance goons are laughing all the way to the bank

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