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

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21 minutes ago, coxo said:

Health insurance in the form of accident and emergency is ok, as far as outpatient that is just BS

I've been coming here on and off since 1994, and much more in the last couple of years, I doubt the total outpatient cost has reached 40000Baht yet in all that time.

I just wish they would come up with some Hybrid cover which was part bond and part insurance, with a card to get you access to initial treatment. Can't see the sense of having the outpatient cover as an insurance, but a problem could arise if you don't have enough in your pocket and can't get to the bank. 

I always remember a story, told to me in the 90s of someone's acquaintance that had a medical problem, who died whilst they argued if he had cover, and he had $5000 in his hotel safe! He may of died anyway, but a different end to the story never got a chance to be told.

 

As I've said already, how to transact this, there was a post on the other thread quoting you could use your insurance cert in support of application??? But if you don't already have permission to enter & stay for 12 months, you would not need the insurance. 

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18 minutes ago, Kerryd said:

Would be nice to know there actually is/was a poll and where it is.
I found it (finally) by clicking on the "comments" icon under the "Yes/No" images, as the link in the OP goes to the TV topic but the poll is on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ThaiVisaNews/posts/10158438383398012

From reading the comments on the ''Poll" didn't seam overwhelmingly supportive

 

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20 minutes ago, jerojero said:

Think not too many polled were in their 70's or 80's. Try getting insurance at that age.

they tried asking those in their platinum years..... but they kept getting  " what ?   what ? " to the

questions asked   🙂  

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8 minutes ago, Mitkof Island said:

Agree . One reason America needs FREE medicare for all ! Shut the damn insurance companies down!

Fat chance !   and when talking about america,  really fat chance

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27 minutes ago, ryane66 said:

I guess in your estimation l am an old greezer. I am 71. Slim and fit. Regular health checkups define me as excellent. I bike 30km EVERY day.

I outworked the younger Thai workers building my home. I really don't think l am close to having a foot in the grave. Pretty sure l could keep up to you.

Your a bit touchy bout that Slim

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If they went by the "Likes" the anti insurance posts on here get to the ones in favour of compulsory insurance, then the "antis" have it by a long way.

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