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

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1 hour ago, 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. 

No company will provide insurance for anyone over 75. Are they suggesting that all the old codgers should just pack their bags and disappear?

 

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what a load of rubbish...I don't know any who believe this although I'm sure there are some...I know this will force many to leave if it is followed through on a blanket basis, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is part of the intent...what a moronic article

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So can someone clarify if the proposal is for only the original visa application (new applicants) or if it would apply to those of us who are now on extention of stay?

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1 hour ago, rabas said:

I wonder how many who said yes had seen the plans offered. Surely 100,000B for 400,000 of coverage, 40,000B outpatient, and US$1,000,000 repatriation are scamish. Just who is going to spend US$1M to send my ashes to Buriram?

 

They don’t mean in Thailand. They mean back to UK or Canada, etc.

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Hard to react to all this right now, as of yesterday afternoon the Royal Thai Embassy (DC) and Consulate (NY) had no information. Wife and I are concerned with our Cigna policies (US) are extensive, but do not cover out patient. Are we going to need another policy to cover the requirements ? 

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1 hour ago, Mitkof Island said:

What about the millions of Full Moon Party idiots who in up in the hospitals and make a dash to the airports without paying?

Please show a link to one single story?

 

What is it with people - too old to party so it is now evil and nobody else should be allowed?

 

I am glad to hear an island this small can sustain enough hospitals to treat 'millions' of party-goers. Hell of a fleet of ferries required too!

 

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17 minutes ago, paybob said:

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 misreported.  And still a lot to work out regarding implementation.

Outpatient is not 4 thousand baht it is forty thousand baht.

 

The 4 thousand baht Outpatient (ref below) comes from Google wrongly translating 40,000 baht to 4000 baht, some kind of software bug.

 

Original Thai           Google translate

4 หมื่นบาท          4 thousand baht   (wrong)

   หมื่นบาท          ten thousand baht  (correct)

 

11 hours ago, yang123 said:

 This is from what appears to be the MOPH web-site via a sub-Google translation programme: http://hss.moph.go.th/show_topic.php?id=2808   Spacing (lack of) as in the original. 

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sum insured for medical expenses in case of outpatient not less than 4 thousand baht, inpatient not less than 4 hundred thousand baht. The policy can be purchased online at http // longstay.tgia. org

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9 minutes ago, mlkik said:

So can someone clarify if the proposal is for only the original visa application (new applicants) or if it would apply to those of us who are now on extention of stay?

Who knows for sure as yet,

 

Ubon Joe says "It is only for OA long stay visas applied for at a embassy or official consulate in you home country.

All information we have is that it does not apply to extensions of stay based upon retirement or any other extension."

 

And "Phuket Immigration Chief Col Kathathorn also confirmed that the new insusrance requirement applies only to Non-Immigrant O-A "retirement" visas."

 

Non O A is a long stay visa applied for outside the country that gives a 1 year stamp on entry http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15385-Non-Immigrant-Visa-"O-A"-(Long-Stay).html

 
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12 minutes ago, vermin on arrival said:

what a load of rubbish...I don't know any who believe this although I'm sure there are some...I know this will force many to leave if it is followed through on a blanket basis, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is part of the intent...what a moronic article

 

... +1 and damned excellent user name, Sir ... :cheesy: 

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2 hours ago, jaltsc said:

"According to a straw poll on the Thaivisa Facebook page..."

 

Well, that's about as highly scientific and objective as it gets in Thailand. The only other research method which would represent the epitome of "science" in Thailand is if every respondent copied from the first one (aka - The smart kid) to answer the question. 

 

I would think that if there was a truly objective and scientific poll conducted, the majority or respondents would answer: "I'm moving to Vietnam. Where, if I choose to deposit $26,000 into a bank, it would earn me a decent amount of interest". 

And of course if the 'poll' was open to all, how many insurance reps voted for???!!!5555 🤗🙄🤗🙄🤗🙄

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