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Expats overwhelmingly support mandatory health insurance of over 50s: Poll

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12 hours ago, wensiensheng said:

Well, one guy even commented that he never leaves Australia without insurance. So clearly he was voting on an issue that does not concern him because he is not long stay here. Was probably under 50 also (guessing). So nice of him to vote on behalf of those truly impacted by this.

Yes too many 'busy bodies' put their nose into this poll when they had no idea what they were on about. It went well for the government who used it to make their decision. No one specifically asked the over 50 community to get the real picture.

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If Thai authorities had any brains, they would first investigate just how much money is brought to the Thai economy by Ex-Pats who have retired here. Then they would appoint someone with brains to come up with a reasonable government insurance scheme which we all could afford with different levels if necessary. Form a company and go ahead with compulsory membership for anyone wishing to join and live here.

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Did they poll the falangs from falangdeaths.com? 

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I am surprised they not requiring life insurance. This would make many a falang Thai gf or wife happy. 

 

Better sleep with one eye open. 

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I'm just going to come right out and call this claim absolute BS!

 

Nobody likes to be told they must buy insurance, and I am convinced this "poll" is completely bogus. 

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52 minutes ago, Huckenfell said:

Then they would appoint someone with brains to come up with a reasonable....

 

LMAO   That's a good one!  It's funny to see someone use the unlikely words "brains" and "reasonable" when talking about Thai gov't officials. 

 

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5 hours ago, Gecko123 said:

better known in the expat community as "Dr. Wut-a-nut"

 

and his assistant Dr. Paininthebutt 

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In principle I don't have a problem with mandatory healthcare for long-term 50's or over--so long as the healthcare plans make sense. This 40,000/400,000 is pure 3rd-world idiocy. The 40,000 outpatient is completely unnecessary for the vast majority of expats--and it only serves to dramatically increase overall premiums--while the 400,000 is grotesquely inadequate, as many others with 1/10 of a brain have mentioned. What bureaucratic bumpkins in Thai officialdom really imagine this makes any sense? Without the asinine 40,000 outpatient requirement, many of us would already be covered, with far more adequate plans. 

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4 hours ago, Huckenfell said:

If Thai authorities had any brains, they would first investigate just how much money is brought to the Thai economy by Ex-Pats who have retired here. Then they would appoint someone with brains to come up with a reasonable government insurance scheme which we all could afford with different levels if necessary. Form a company and go ahead with compulsory membership for anyone wishing to join and live here.

Not in their MO, fella. There is no reasoning beyond making coin and getting (some of) you chaps out. Hard to swallow, but them's the beans.

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Of course we support it. All 38 million of us - well that's the published number of us!

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1 hour ago, daveAustin said:

Not in their MO, fella. There is no reasoning beyond making coin and getting (some of) you chaps out. Hard to swallow, but them's the beans.

That's really what it's all about.

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There's another thread running that says that the order only applies to those who apply for an enter on O_A visas and extentions of same.  That would make no sense at all, but TIT and I hope that it's true.  Guess that we'lll just have to wait and see until it is clarified by Big Joke's replacement.

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On 5/14/2019 at 4:53 PM, SoilSpoil said:

I don't. I like to have choices on life, and would never sign up for an 40k outpatient insurance. Ridiculous.

I dont need health insurance for a visa i can prove a large amount of money in the bank. And if they start charging more tax on savings that i pay tax on already i will buy kilos of gold

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