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Expats’ anger and dismay at dual pricing for rapid COVID test in Phuket


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Yes.  And i'm baffled at anyone who wants to visit an island where the taxi mafia rips you off or wants to harm you, the drinks are 4 x as expensive as the rest of the country and the locals hate

Who wants to go to Phuket anyway? Seriously?

I agree with you and would have happily paid the 300 Baht.   On the other hand I pay social security. Shouldn't that cover the cost?   The other big NO NO was the fact that the pri

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

Thais are only covered at their designated hospital in the area they live.

Presumably none of the Thai tourists live in Phuket, so they shouldn't be covered.

 

The Thai healthcare system can cover them wherever they are if they chose to.  That's up to the Thai government who foots the bill.  And the Thai government has decided to cover them for this procedure when visiting Phuket. 

 

Or would you be against your private health insurance plan covering you for COVID because it wasn't stipulated in your plan?  Would you also phone them up and refuse free treatment because they have no right to alter your coverage? 

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6 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Thais are only covered at their designated hospital in the area they live.

Presumably none of the Thai tourists live in Phuket, so they shouldn't be covered.

They should have to pay and keep the receipt. Then they can claim the money back from the social security office where they're registered.

It worked for me when I was in the scheme.

 

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