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You know, in the scale of things and money earned  by the ThaI economy from tourism, 300 million baht is a drop in the ocean, even at today's lousy rates, a mere 7-8 million GBP.

 

Medical tourists and non residents or not ordinary residents, that use the NHS in UK and don't pay back the funds, total around 1.8 billion a year.

 

Quote on Google;-

 

The government estimates that normal use of the NHS, by people who aren't “ordinarily resident”, but who don't come to the UK specifically to use the NHS, is around £1.8 billion a year. ... It is this group the Mirror refers to when it says that health tourism costs 0.3% of NHS spending.Dec 21, 2016.
 
This makes Thailand's whinging pale in comparison. When you get nearly 40 million tourists or people coming through Thai airports a year, it really isn't that much that it costs the Thai economy at all, in the scale of things and they are even determined to 'claw that back '
 
 

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Even though this couple had insurance the insurance company wouldnt cover more than a bit of the expences. So whats the use of having insurance if they wont cover you then???

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4 hours ago, Xonax said:

Expensive Private hospitals that overcharge foreigners!  Exactly how much is this country raking in, by overcharging foreigners in hospitals????

I don't blame the government, but I do blame the mangy criminals driving the ambulances conspiring with the crooked private hospitals to exploit unwary and injured foreigners who don't know any better.

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5 hours ago, overherebc said:

I'm interested in knowing the insurance company name.

25,000 a month to stay plastered sounds good. Does it include transport to and from the bars.

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Sorry.

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LaLissa care home in Chiang Mai, 25k/month covers everything except hospital bills (but includes transport to and from hospital).

One In Hang Dong for patients that aren't mobile.

One in MaeJo for patients with some mobility. Nice swimming pool and gardens.

 

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22 hours ago, steven100 said:

help me please  !   i'm in urgent need of a holiday and would like to set up Go fund me. I think 300,000 baht should cover it . 

Too late! From last month:

This gorgeous couple, Onc and Engelhardt, are a German Instagram pair using GoFundMe to fund a holiday to the African continent. The pair's entitled demands have raised the hackles of many netizens, with critics telling the pair to "get a job" and pay for the trip themselves.

 

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22 hours ago, wgdanson said:

 

Most travel insurance policies state only 50% pay-out if motorcycle is involved.

 

 

Rubbish, they will pay out in full unless you’re not wearing a helmet or don’t have a license to ride a bike of that capacity, or if your under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. Read the PDS of any insurance policy.

 

Oh, still Ms Harrison because it’s 2019.

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16 minutes ago, cat handler said:

 

Rubbish, they will pay out in full unless you’re not wearing a helmet or don’t have a license to ride a bike of that capacity, or if your under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. Read the PDS of any insurance policy.

 

Oh, still Ms Harrison because it’s 2019.

ANY insurance policy?

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Sorry but I do not have any comprehension for foreigners going on a vacation without a travel insurance. Everyone can have an accident not important what country they are going to. It's just reckless to do so and having others to pay for their negligence.

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I don't blame the government, but I do blame the mangy criminals driving the ambulances conspiring with the crooked private hospitals to exploit unwary and injured foreigners who don't know any better.

They may, or may not be able to choose in which hospital they are getting treated. A friend of mine did an insurance claim a few months ago in Samui and got instructed by the insurer to go to the Bangkok Hospital. 

The private hospitals in Samui are expensive not only for the foreigners but also for the Thais - a Thai national was quoted a few days ago to pay around 18k Baht per day by Bandon Hospital...Bangkok Hospital would be even more.

 

 

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It seems one more time brakes are blamed but this time by farang. 

where our brakes failed” 

 

there is always something to be blamed. Sometimes bad brakes, another time a bad product by a bad “dealer” or bad beer !!!!

But there is always “go fund me”. 

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17 minutes ago, Traubert said:

One of the most essential jobs in an insurance company is 'loss adjuster.'

 

Make of that what you will.

another name of a 'soldier' in the insurance mafia..

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22 hours ago, Matzzon said:

Totally out of the question. Sue the hospital instead. No hospital in the world have the right to take away a value paper issued from another government.

Taking away the passport is a sure way of making sure you stay put until bills were paid. Either that or putting you in a room with armed guards. With you paying for the armed guard services too. 

How did the private hospital in the first world treat similar situation ? 

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