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BANGKOK 27 June 2019 19:59
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Expats overwhelmingly support mandatory health insurance of over 50s: Poll

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"mandatory health insurance of over 50s"

 

while the short term tourists don't? They are the ones renting motorbikes looking for adventures.." Guess what i did in Thailand.."

 

yeah we old men need insurance in case we fall off the bar stool.

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seriously?  where and when was the poll ?

 

old farts, this will impact you more than you think

 

especially the 40k outpatient rule

 

either you had brains and some kind of insurance (I had via wife's work) 

 

but now forcing it ...

 

I believe insurance is a SCAM ... I have money if I go to hospital

 

if really sick, I will go die at home

 

I don't want to be forced for something I will not use, as I will pay as I go

 

as you can see, it is EVERYBODY over 50, not the O-A only

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Posted (edited)

Wait what? that slipped past my radar, seams mandatory for 0-A now!

 

 

Edited by SkyNets

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Biggest lot of rubbish I have ever heard of.  Every ex-pat I have stolen to are against it. Over 70's cannot get normal cover anyway.

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15 minutes ago, alphason said:

Still not exactly clear, but looks like they could be talking about Non O-A visas issued outside Thailand that give a 1 year entry stamp on arrival? I guess the logic is that they are not applying for an extension in Thailand so do not have to hold the 800k in a Thai bank, isn't that 800K supposed to be for such medical emergencies?

 

But If its only for over 50's why do the policy rates quoted on the website show premiums for all ages including under 50's

They had better get their rules and regs uniform . Was that dude drunk when he came up with this brainstorm ?

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I generally agree but compulsory outpatient is ridiculous and is nothing more than a moneyspinner for the insurers and the overall limit is too low, though of course that's up to the individual.

 

I'd rather they demanded a minimum 1m limit but no OPD.

 

 

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and how many "policy dollars" would the people conducting this poll stand to make off with?

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1 minute ago, kevinsan said:

Thaivisa has lost all credibility. Let me guess, they sell insurance.

ANNND - how many "shares" does the Minister for Health have in hospitals and insurance companies?

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Hat poll was simply hogwash. One only has to look at the comments on TV to see what the real reaction of expats is to this. 

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Posted (edited)

As a long-term Canadian Expat living in Phuket for the past 20+ yrs and turning 61yrs next month (How the Hell did that happen...???) I highly support health insurance for all those living in T’land, including all Long Term Expats, Tourists and ......... Thai Nationals. Financial planning 101. Health Care is the 1st item on my Annual Budget. If you don’t like Thai insurance providers, there are many Health Care providers overseas including BUPA Global, CIGNA, Regency for Expats, etc..... that will provide you coverage.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Reading the Ministry article in English courtesy of Google Translate, I note the outpatient requirement is clearly stated as "...not less than 4 thousand baht..." not 40,000 baht as is being widely reported.  And still a lot to work out regarding implementation.  AAAND just had the wife read the original Thai article, and Google translate got it wrong!  40,000 baht outpatient it apparently is 😡

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Update on an erroneous translation.

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