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US Embassy issues advisory on medical care for tourists, long-stay expats

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US Embassy issues advisory on medical care for tourists, long-stay expats

By The Phuket News

 

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The US Embassy in Bangkok has issued an advisory warning Americans to ensure they have adequate medical coverage if staying long-term in the country, especially if they are of retirement age.

 

The advisory reads as follows:

Thailand remains one of the most popular retirement destinations in the world. Great culture; great food; great people. And as US citizens age, Thailand also offers access to excellent health care, provided at world-class private hospitals by internationally trained doctors. But you need to be able to afford it.

 

Sadly, we at the Embassy in Bangkok have seen many instances where US citizens discover, too late, that essential, high-quality health care is out of financial reach and their options are limited. As you contemplate your own preparedness, we urge you to plan for a few key expenses: medical treatment, nursing care, and, if necessary, medical evacuation.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/us-embassy-issues-advisory-on-medical-care-for-tourists-long-stay-expats-71492.php#AcR8SATv5mZiMkKj.99 

 

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4 hours ago, Mango Bob said:

I just want to say that the Tricare for Life Overseas for retired service members is 10 times better than anything they offer here.  You pay the bill and Tricare reimburses you 75% of the cost after $150 deductible.   There is also a Cap of $3,000 per the calendar year.  After you met the cap Tricare for Life overseas pays the full bill.  Plus a few international hospitals here like BHN and Bumrungrad Hospital will charge you 25% of the bill and submit the claim to Tricare for you.  Immigration here better accepts this if we are required to have the insurance.

Good info, especially the part about the $3000 cap per year.  We have a Facebook that focuses on this for American military retirees living overseas.  Come join, if you are not already a member.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1130957407076906

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2 hours ago, sqwakvfr said:

The US State Department does not give “friendly” advisories to overseas Americans. There is always a reason behind it. To my fellow Americans this a Big Hint: You will need to purchase health insurance if you are a long term visa holder in Thailand. Also, when the Health Insurance law becomes comprehensive the Embassy can say “We told you so”, As an American I have lived in 3 other countries and realized the mission of a US Embassy is not to assist it’s citizens. Instead it is to promote American businesses.

just the same as every where

 

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