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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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9 hours ago, AYJAYDEE said:

the article said it applied to "renewals" as well

Indeed, renewals for the OA visa. It seems that that is the context of renewal in that brief paragraph. And as pointed out by # post 571 if was going to be all inclusive you would expect a lot more than a short paragraph ,even a non official paragraph. 

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On 5/17/2019 at 11:21 AM, pagallim said:

This information has been on that website some years and is incorrect. 

Likely they meant to say Extension.... hey a lot of people confuse Extension and Visa!

 

The Ministry of the Interior does not issue Visas, that would be the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

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1 hour ago, morrobay said:

Indeed, renewals for the OA visa. It seems that that is the context of renewal in that brief paragraph. And as pointed out by # post 571 if was going to be all inclusive you would expect a lot more than a short paragraph ,even a non official paragraph. 

but it doesnt say that. and visas arent renewed, theyre replaced

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1 minute ago, AYJAYDEE said:

but it doesnt say that. and visas arent renewed, theyre replaced

Not really replaced, they expire. A new one is obtained, not really 'renewed', but we are only arguing semantics. 

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7 minutes ago, rabas said:

The Thai language for renew and extend are exactly the same. I would not bank a lot on small differences in translation to English.

so it could just as easily apply to a permission to stay resulting from an O-A

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1 hour ago, Olmate said:

Retired teachers,that’s makes sense!

When I retire, I have the option of keeping the government health insurance for about 400 baht a month.

I'll probably take out other insurance.

 

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16 minutes ago, rabas said:

The Thai language for renew and extend are exactly the same. I would not bank a lot on small differences in translation to English.

No they are not.

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“We will ask the Immigration Bureau, the Foreign Ministry and the Insurance Department for additional details and implementation guidelines next week,” Saowapa Jongkittipong, who leads the Health Service Support Department’s International Health Division, said yesterday (May 15), reported The Nation."

 

I somehow doubt that they are all going to jump around to implement your requirements by July darling.

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45 minutes ago, AYJAYDEE said:

so it could just as easily apply to a permission to stay resulting from an O-A

No, as that is not really specific to Non-Imm-OA Visas obtained in your home country. A permission of stay is issued by Immigration at airports and border points (who can yet say whether insurance will be checked for here, for those using an OA Visa?). They can be extended at Immigration offices within the country. 

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2 hours ago, brianthainess said:

Absolutely when i was wrongly diagnosed with bowel cancer i was asked for a deposit of 30,000 baht  wifey got it down to 10,000 incase i died on the table the next morning. Next morning i was told its O K you only have an intestine infection. Thanks Trat government hospital for really good treatment and returning unspent deposit.   These Stats are complete B S.  In a country rife with corruption something stinks 🤔. 38 million my ass 

Quite right.  It is the for profit private hospitals that have caused this problem  govt hospital level  AOK....just blood suckers private hospitals,lie ,cheat is their motto

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I do nothing different than others.  I got my O/A at the consulate in NY.  Came here did my extension of stay each year for 13 years.  There is nothing special about what I did.  I transfer more than 65,000 each month got the letter of income form the Embassy and followed the rules.  Now they want me to have health insurance.  Lucky my extension is 27 July so I will do it in late June to miss the insurance this year.  But I have Tricare for Life which is 10 times better than the crap they are offering here but how do you prove to a Thai IO.  No one knows yet and it is only a month away.  I think they need to come up with another date farther out to give people time after they decide what the hell they do.  I really hate this crap, but I am staying.

 

I also have Tricare Overseas. It will be interesting to see what they will require as proof in that the Tricare website says this, “You won't receive a TRICARE wallet card, all you need is your military ID as proof of coverage.”

 

 

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39 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:
42 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

No they are not.

 Possibly he means synonyms

Yes, there are oodles of translations to choose from, but the most common are based on the same words. daw, daw ayhoo.  These are the terms used in the original Thai announcement by the director of the Department of Health Service. Perhaps K. Neeranam knows something helpful to the community that he could provide. We would all welcome that.

 

Anyway, I asked my resident lawyer, she agreed (my niece).

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