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BANGKOK 18 June 2019 04:46
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Expats overwhelmingly support mandatory health insurance of over 50s: Poll

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I believe that the "Orchestrators" of this Poll would fit in amicably in the company of  British politicians!

 

 

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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!

Unless the husband is applying for OA or OX visas in his home country, he isn't required to get insurance. Mind you, without it, the nest-egg may well get used up on medical expenses.

 

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17 minutes ago, brianthainess said:

Fake news. long stay visa is o-x

The O-A visa is a "long stay visa"  and has always been called that and is good for multiple entries for 1 year.

 

The new O-X visa is also a " long stay visa" but is good for 10 years, actually two five year visas.

 

The thing that needs to be clarified is if the order applies to extensions to visas for the purpose of retirement.  I've been here for 22 years and haven't left the country since 2003 so I would consider my time here as "long sta"y.

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6 minutes ago, wayned said:

The thing that needs to be clarified is if the order applies to extensions to visas for the purpose of retirement. 

I can clarify it right now, you dont get an extension of a visa. You get an extension of your stay. Visa ends, extension of stay starts.

 

A visa gets you into the country and generates a "permission to stay" later you get an "extension of stay"

 

Immigration has 2 stamps, a permission to stay stamp and an extension to stay stamp. they dont issue renew or extend visa's.

 

(exception being a temp O visa as part of switching to a year extension of stay)

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16 hours ago, DrTuner said:

I have.

Respect to you then sir.

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1 hour ago, Peterw42 said:

I can clarify it right now, you dont get an extension of a visa. You get an extension of your stay. Visa ends, extension of stay starts.

 

A visa gets you into the country and generates a "permission to stay" later you get an "extension of stay"

 

Immigration has 2 stamps, a permission to stay stamp and an extension to stay stamp. they dont issue renew or extend visa's.

 

(exception being a temp O visa as part of switching to a year extension of stay)

Yeah, Yeah, I get it.  But you clarified absolutely nothing but the obvious. 

 

The thing that needs to be clarified is whether the insurance requirement applies to 1 year extension of stays for retirement and marriage purposes!

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24 minutes ago, wayned said:

Yeah, Yeah, I get it.  But you clarified absolutely nothing but the obvious. 

 

The thing that needs to be clarified is whether the insurance requirement applies to 1 year extension of stays for retirement and marriage purposes!

Yes, thats what we are waiting for. I think there will be another MoH announcement saying one of two things, either oops we didnt realise OA doesn't get renewed "or" oops by saying renewal we mean extension.

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20 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

Yes, thats what we are waiting for. I think there will be another MoH announcement saying one of two things, either oops we didnt realise OA doesn't get renewed "or" oops by saying renewal we mean extension.

My extension of stay has absolutely nothing to do with applyiung for a 1 year extension on an O-A visa  My initial extension was granted with a Non "O" visa, so as long as "long stay visa" remains in the order it just confuses things.

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9 minutes ago, mlmcleod said:

This is nonsense.  I have yet to meet a single ex-pat who favors this law.

 

I suspect that the poll was rigged.

 

Anyway Panama has no such restrictions.  Nor Columbia, Nor Ecuador, Nor Costa Rica.

 

 

Each nation has their own specific visa related peculiarities. For example both Colombia and Ecuador offer buy ins to their national health programs that cover all regardless of age and preexisting conditions.

For people wanting to get into those details on Latin American nations, I suggest joining this thread --

 

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On 5/15/2019 at 8:20 AM, Boon Mee said:

And how those old geezers >70 years or better? 

Can't get insurance when you already have one foot in the grave. 

Yeah what happens if you're 75 or even 80

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I agree that it makes sense.  But in truth 400k maximum coverage isn't really enough.  It's made me realize that in the future I really can't afford to live in Thailand, and that has some truly troublesome implications since I have a family. I'm trying to hang in for as long as I can, at least until my daughter can understand. 

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