Thai national's health insurance

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Thai national's health insurance

Post by migrant » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:17 pm

As some may have read we are planning the move next year. Along with Mrs m (who I'm stuck with) I also get her mother (who is actually a great lady and am happy to have her with us).

Mom has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, the whole gamut and takes about 9 medications here. In California, since Mom doesn't work, and has no money, she qualifies under a state program so all medical care, and prescriptions, are free.

Isn't there some type of national health insurance for Thai's?
What experience do you have with it?
I guess, for that matter my wife would be eligible (but she is disgustingly healthy)

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Re: Thai national's health insurance

Post by Big Boy » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:43 pm

Despite many Thais telling my wife she wouldn't be eligible because she had a Farang husband, it took her less than 10 minutes to register at Hua Hin hospital. She now pays 30 Baht for every visit. When she gets to 65, it will all be free.

I think it was the snob in me, but I really didn't fancy Hua Hin hospital. However, I been there quite a few times with my wife and I've been very impressed. I would actually rate it a lot better than the NHS. A couple of times she has been issued with medication that cost her over 7,000 Baht during a holiday visit to Bangkok Hospital - still only costing 30 Baht.

I think (not 100% certain) where you register depends on where your Tabien Ban places you. My wife could only register once her Tabien Ban was transferred to Hua Hin.
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Re: Thai national's health insurance

Post by richard » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:05 pm

From all the recent glowing reports I've received regarding HH hospital I'm quite willing to become a snob. Knocks spots of the rest apparently

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Re: Thai national's health insurance

Post by bapak » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:56 am

migrant wrote:As some may have read we are planning the move next year. Along with Mrs m (who I'm stuck with) I also get her mother (who is actually a great lady and am happy to have her with us).

Mom has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, the whole gamut and takes about 9 medications here. In California, since Mom doesn't work, and has no money, she qualifies under a state program so all medical care, and prescriptions, are free.

Isn't there some type of national health insurance for Thai's?
What experience do you have with it?
I guess, for that matter my wife would be eligible (but she is disgustingly
healthy)

Thanks All!! :cheers:
Is your wife and MIL Thai ?

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Re: Thai national's health insurance

Post by hhfarang » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:48 am

^ Of course they are or he wouldn't have phrased the question like that...
Isn't there some type of national health insurance for Thai's?
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Re: Thai national's health insurance

Post by migrant » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:29 pm

bapak wrote: Is your wife and MIL Thai ?
Yes, they are :cheers:
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