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3 hours ago, tracker1 said:

I would have thought with the millions of tourists flooding Thailand that they would be more of a medical problem then a few hundred expats living here !

" a few hundred living here " ? There is no proper record but it is quoted on several sites Between 500,000 and a Million ! living in Thailand 😞

 

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I would have thought with the millions of tourists flooding Thailand that they would be more of a medical problem then a few hundred expats living here !

Yes, but many expats can't get an insurance because of their age.

I still find this extremely hard to believe as the hospital will never let you leave until paid in full. How do you rack up a bill and then walk away?   All we can do is wait and see what

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1 minute ago, gearbox said:

72k is way too much for what you get. A typical Medibank Private standard hospital cover will set you back around $1600-2000 AUD per year, which is around 42k baht now. These policies have no limit on major items like emergency surgery or onco. And everything is Oz is much more expensive to start with. A comparable insurance in Thailand should be no more than 15-20k baht.

 

Yes, it's all very criminal. Where is that issan_lawyer guy? 

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7 minutes ago, JESSVANPELT said:

This should be interesting. Currently if your over a certain age you cannot get insurance in this country and if your older say 70+ it not affordable for the average pensioner, so unless they are going to devise a special policy for us all this really will bring about a lot of departures.

From what I've read it only covers the O-A visas, seems the majority here stay on a different type of visa. Probably the next step would be to cover these visas too..

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I really think you need to look for relatives of "esteemed democratic junta" who own insurance companies or franchises

I am sure healthy commissions will be paid out for such favours to eagerly awaiting pigs at the trough

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1 minute ago, rabas said:

 

Yes, it's all very criminal. Where is that issan_lawyer guy? 

Criminal or not, it is their country, their rules. You can choose to pay or leave.

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1 minute ago, gearbox said:

Criminal or not, it is their country, their rules. You can choose to pay or leave.

another turn of the screw guys, time to leave. Soon your pounds, euros and dollar will be worthless

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5 minutes ago, gearbox said:

Criminal or not, it is their country, their rules. You can choose to pay or leave.

Yea if you dont want to pay mafia PROTECTION money your free to move out of the neighborhood...

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7 minutes ago, Spike1938 said:

When I first arrived in Thailand to retire in 2002 I was 62. I enquired about insurance but found that at my age the insurance was more than I could afford.

I am now 81 so for sure I can't afford insurance even if someone were to accept me.

However, one of my pensions grew enough so that I could cover the self insurance requirement. 

I, not too long ago I had a heart stent inserted for which I paid cash. Shortly afterward my Thai stepdaughter got pregnant and her "husband" could only offer her government hospital care. So, I stepped in and paid for the whole kit and caboodle including housing her and baby (whom I love so all of this is not a complaint).

But now my savings are down below the 800000 required for retirement visa. I now do have enough for marriage visa but immigration is telling me the conversion is not easy. 

Bottom line: I am not able for the reasons I mentioned to get insurance.  

All very real hope it works out insurance for over 80 a no go thing In the end you will be very poor and very old, time to leave that place 

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Due to age and pre-existing conditions like many others I am unable to get cover.

By medical definition all conditions are pre-existing except accidents so why not just ask for accident cover which I am covered for under first class insurance. But wait the insurance scam companies can't get additional multi million income from that source???!!!

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Sticky Wicket said:

If you are going to advertise as a tourist destination then you are bound to have a few unwanted costs. However compared to what comes in it's a drop in the ocean.

 

Also they don't advertise how dangerous the country is! 

Most of the injuries/deaths will have been caused by a Thai or Thailand

 

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3 hours ago, Vacuum said:

Yes, but many expats can't get an insurance because of their age.

No, that is wrong and seems to be only an pathetic excuse. 

Indeed you can get a health insurance at any age. Same with travel insurance. 😡😈

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