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Hua Hin: Cancer sufferer still fighting for justice - so that others won't be conned

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4 hours ago, DxxD said:

Yeahh you really know the dutch people.. Health insurance is about 3000 - 3800 baht each month for the rest of our lives + we have to pay our own risk insurance money first wich is between 13000 - 31000 baht depending on how much you pay each month, EVERY YEAR. So yeahh the first 55000 baht (at least) is on your own account in the netherlands. And even then not everything is 100% paid for you.. Only thing when it's almost 'free' is when you get money from the government for health insurance if your own income is not that good (between € 0 and € 29.500).

 

This guy is just doing it because of the discrimination (reading he was a train engineer, he probaly has a decent pension), wich is illegal by Thai law btw.. And must not be the first time this kind of 'scams' have happened to him.. At some point (even for me) it's getting more and more annoying.

 

Ohh yeahh, if we live for more then 6 months outside of the Netherlands, the health insurance company will stop helping you. So big chance he doesn't have health insurance anymore if he lives full time in Thailand.

 

I hope that whenever he doesn't have the money he will start a gofundme page just like al cheap charlies from england do.

The guy is not English.. he is from Belgium... you know what we say about Belgian people 🤣

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The article says nothing about his immigration status. Maybe that's why the foreign surcharge. 

 

You know why the EU enforce people to have health insurance when applying for a visa? Because you won't be able to afford it otherwise. 

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6 hours ago, Medway said:

I had cataract surgery at Bkk hospital Pattaya. On my follow ups with the surgeon I was charged 800 baht immediately I walked in the office....daylight robbery.

i got charged 7000 THB at Bkk hospital Pattaya for some tests that went on for hours. usual sort of heart and lungs. i was then charged 2000  THB for an xray. all the time i was surrounded by Thai patients who did not look like they had any money. Then the one doctor wanted to do a CAT scan for another 12000 THB and i said enough, stop. i had no diagnosis.  Bkk hospital Pattaya used to be a great place where for under 2000 THB you could get fixed up including meds but no longer. there did not seem to be any foreigners there any more.

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7 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Could have gone the normal route of plaster and no plate. Just as effective and 1/10 the price.

Surgery and metal plate is a scam, most breaks don't need it, and the plate may cause problems later.

Lol, my elbow was shattered in pieces, but yeah, maybe I should have called you to come let you glue it together and duct tape it.

 

But ok, I get the point, u can't even trust them with the actual medical decisions..

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It's been raised before and will no doubt be again. 

Yes we are soft targets.

And yes it's still much cheaper than back home for many.

 

But why the double standard prices are allowed to continue is beyond me..

Good Luck if you can get a refund. 

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I was required to put 50,000 baht cash down at Pattaya city hospital before I was admitted for an overnight stay. 

My partner had to go home and then exchange at TT in Buchao before I was given a bed in a ward.

Couldn't fault the treatment, as it was potentially touch and go.

The blood tests were numerous and plenty. Pancreatitus so they said.

The CT scans at 14,000 each seemed over the top for a public hospital. 

Bed room rate was 4400 a night privateroom and a place for my lady who stayed with me the three days. 

All up, 36,000 baht.

Oh, no insurance claim facility, so I had to claim it myself. 

 

Still Much cheaper than Pattaya private. 

 

We need a list of what's reasonable as a price to pay..

Would be good to see.

 

Not that there's anything you can do about the overcharging. 

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Many times it better to die of natural causes than go to a hospital. Being a medical patient should be hassle free.

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10 hours ago, elektrified said:

I don't believe it. I hear this all the time but have never seen any proof.

 

In fact one time many years ago, my wife and I both had bad food poisoning. She needed to be treated first as my symptoms didn't develop until about 12 hours later as I ate the food later in the day. Both of us had to be taken to the same E.R., have blood, stool and other lab tests, get several medicines, etc.

 

When we recovered and looked over the bills, we thought it was most amusing that my bill (line for line same treatment, tests and meds) was about 230 Baht less than my wife who is Thai. I seem to recall the difference being the meds charged by the hospital pharmacy (same exact brands and quantities even). She was charged more!

Pattaya City Hospital charged me 3,000 baht for the initial Rabies injection. Thai people tell me that was way too much. I avoid that hospital now, farang pricing is alive and well

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He must be careful. He is tending goats which is working and for which he wont get a WP. Next thing we read he gets deported. Before you make waves make certain you have a solid foundation. 

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2 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Pattaya City Hospital charged me 3,000 baht for the initial Rabies injection. Thai people tell me that was way too much. I avoid that hospital now, farang pricing is alive and well

I paid 1,000 Baht for the same, just over ten years ago at Burapha University Hospital in Chonburi.

 

In the days when I had money to over-indulge, I had gout a couple of times.

I had an injection which relieved the pain almost instantly. That was at Aek Udon Hospital in Udon Thani and I was charged 1,200 Baht.

The second time it happened I went to the Military Hospital in Udon. I saw the carton the vial came in, and remembered it was the same name as the first injection I'd had. The price was 190 Baht.

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Although i wish him well personally i would take the money and run

Anyway hes proving a point butt hes  Dutch and we all know they are the tightest folks in Europe

 

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