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Mandatory health insurance for non-immigrant O-A retirement visa holders likely to take effect in July

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Fake insurance cover will be rife you watch.. Won't be hard to fake an overseas company with a letter headed piece of paper.. Even if they call the number you could inform someone back home to take the call.

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4 hours ago, hashmodha said:

I would like to take a bet Cambodian, Vietnam, Mynmar illegal Labourers are a significant part of this   Problem...why are the Hospitals taking on patients who cannot pay?...

Because they are hospitals, treat sick and injured! Where you come from they don’t?

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3 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:

That could be the reason why they may not accept foreign insurances.

Remember, they didn't say yet that they would accept them...

If a foreigner already has insurance provided by an agent overseas, the policy must provide the same amount of coverage, Dr Nutthawut said.
 

If you have insurance from an insurance agent overseas, that policy will be honored as long as it has enough coverage to cover the amount stated in the requirements above.

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I'll wait and see. If I had a heart attack over every crazy initiative the Thai government brings out I'd be long dead. Usually, when the dust settles, it's business as usual.

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23 minutes ago, steve73 said:

It's not just the fresh money being brought into the country that's at stake.  The 65k per month that you spend gets' "recycled" a few times also.  The bar/restaurant you use, uses that cash to buy from its suppliers, and to pay its staff, and they reuse that same cash to pay for their own stuff.  This "so-called" velocity of money can multiply the effect of the original income by around 5 or more..

 

So your conservative 6.3 Billion baht shortfall, becomes more like 30Bn, or 100x the paltry saving in bad deb they are trying to recoup.. 

These people only see one thing: how to fleece foreigners.  By the time they figured out that there stupidity kill the geese that laid golden eggs, they'll have figured out a scapegoat to blame other than themselves. 

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12 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

If a foreigner already has insurance provided by an agent overseas, the policy must provide the same amount of coverage, Dr Nutthawut said.

Unsure where you have read that, but I remember reading something like "health insurance for foreign companies may be considered for approval" on the initial announcement.

And BTW, how many of us have a foreign insurance that covers 40'000B Out Patient ?

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1 hour ago, connda said:

Where I come from they will treat you, and then force you into bankruptcy court.

Someone asked the Q why treat the sick !What happens afterwards is another story.

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I don't understand, each time i have a small problem and i need to go to hospital, i don't get any results for my exams nor any medicine if i don't pay first.... how come a thai hospital can let some money disappear like this, give me the receipe.

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1 hour ago, Pattaya46 said:

Unsure where you have read that, but I remember reading something like "health insurance for foreign companies may be considered for approval" on the initial announcement.

And BTW, how many of us have a foreign insurance that covers 40'000B Out Patient ?

Meanwhile, the Public Health Ministry has suggested that visa applicants purchase health insurance from one of the companies listed on www.longstay.tgia.org. The ministry has also told relevant agencies to plan how health insurance policies bought overseas will be verified. 

https://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30369468

 

You should not make stuff up.  Every article written about the new mandatory insurance coverage has mentioned foreign coverage.  You must not have read any of them.

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