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UK soap star's four million baht Thai hospital bill - yet more fiction from "The Sun"

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1 hour ago, wvavin said:

To die is so much cheaper than to seek treatment.

 

Is that an observation?

 

Or advice?

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Surely he had insurance,he would not be a idiot.but maybe he is.anyway the hospital will be expensive

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We all know that if there is a smell of money and the patient is a farang the bill will escalate to whatever they think is near enough,they can complain as much as they want(hospitals I mean)Anyone that has lived here for any length of time will certainly know about this.The only face they loose is the fact that the truth has emerged,they can tell porkys and believe them themselves.Having said that in most of the hospitals the treatment can be good,again depending what the injury is and as said the smell of LSD.

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1 hour ago, Cats4ever said:

The Sun - owned by the geriatric, serial root rat Rupert. Glad he is American. 

 

Hello Rupert Murdock American??????????????

He is an AUSSIE.

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People tend to think Thai hospital want to rip you off, maybe it is the patients need for treatment that is the factor. A friend spent 3 months in Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai, double fracture left leg two kness blown out, arm broken, and a few other problems. Total bill 4,000,000b not to bad in the end he could have died from his accident

 

Some hospitals charge more for the same treatment than others do not necessarily a ripoff, unless you know the full story do not show your ignorance by making unnecessary and less than factual commits

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1 hour ago, Eli1 said:

It should be made compulsory for anyone travelling overseas to have insurance no insurance no travel part and parcel of travelling simple as that it's not a hard equation... seriously what is wrong with people.

Your idea is very good...but travel insurance is medicine for profit.  In Australia we have very good Govt Medicare and you can have extra private top up cover with a private company.  Unfortunately all this cover stops the moment you leave Australia.  If you take out travel insurance almost anything you have ever suffered from in the past will likely be excluded from cover.  When you go to make the claim that's usually when you find out.  So like me at 75 Y/O and in fairly good health and having few things in the past fixed I am never sure if I'm covered.  Certainly if at some time in the past the person in question in this post had any treatment on his knee it is unlikely he would be indemnified for his costs under  travel insurance  The insurance company is likely to just refuse to pay.  To  be covered for pre-existing matters the loading can up to the sky.

 

Most travel insurance available in Australia only covers you to the extent that the insurer is only required to fix you up enough to get you home so that Australia's Medicare system can take over care and treatment once you are back on Australian soil...I suspect other countries including UK have similar conditions???  That is they will not pay for any ongoing treatment in other countries, so as soon as you can get on a plane that's what will happen.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Hello Rupert Murdock American??????????????

He is an AUSSIE.

Not now Colin, he's a naturalised yank and has been for sometime!

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I just saw the BBC staff salaries made public, if this guy was such a big star on Eastenders, 4 mil is only a few weeks pay.....or was he just an extra at the fruit stall in the market

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Just now, Eli1 said:

It should be made compulsory for anyone travelling overseas to have insurance no insurance no travel part and parcel of travelling simple as that it's not a hard equation... seriously what is wrong with people.

That's all well and good for youngsters but a 90 year old just wanting a day trip to France could expect to pay close to 1,000 pounds for cover

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3 hours ago, Kenegg said:

Everybody from the UK will know about how good "The Sun" can be at correct information.. remember Hillsborough 

Don't people ever shut up about H****boro. Sick of hearing about it 

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Just now, USPatriot said:

No money. He is in for a long long vacation

      UK taxpayers ,  should  support this celeb,  who has fallen on hard times   Imho

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15 minutes ago, maxcorrigan said:

Not now Colin, he's a naturalised yank and has been for sometime!

Oops silly me, i didnt know that.

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13 hours ago, TheLobster said:

Hopefully he gets back to England okay and gets sorted.

 

At least his hospital bill has been reduced thanks to 'The Sun'.

Thanks to the Sun...how funny. Everything they print is a fabrication, fake or misinterpreted. This story is no different. The guy is a moron. Not only did he wonder off alone, not tell anyone and now he can't cover any Hospital bills. Thank <deleted> for the Sun...phew!

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14 hours ago, observer90210 said:

Will some people once again be all that stupid and fund recklessness and carelessness of others?

Exactly. There are those who get up-in-arms about mandatory medical insurance, but when hospitals get stiffed by twits like this guy, the hospitals' losses aren't covered by the money fairy. It will be reflected in higher charges for the rest of us who do pay for the treatment we receive.

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