800.000 bank deposit retirement ext - Can it be in a fixed deposit account?

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Re: 800.000 bank deposit retirement ext - Can it be in a fixed deposit account?

Post by Lone Star » February 19, 2019, 3:37 pm

RLTrader wrote:
February 19, 2019, 12:52 pm
Would think since most of the world has free health care, except Americans, most would return if that sick. Plus don't think 800K or $25K US dollars would get one much in health care in the states or even here.

Just a thought, think its all just BS
Apparently, you have never heard of Medicaid (1965) for those less fortunate. Some states have their own state hospital systems to care for those of less means. No health care is free anywhere in the world. Someone is paying for it in some way. I'm paying for Medicaid for someone else through my federal income taxes.

Based on my conversations with my Thai Immigration contact in BKK, the new regs are to weed out those who can't afford to be here. I have no idea what is necessary, but I agree with you on the amount regarding getting much health care; but there seems to be enough instances of expats skipping out on hospital charges -- or emergencies where the hospital is on the hook -- for them to set some reasonable amount.

I never thought it was BS. I actually thought that it is just tougher restrictions on proving income (or ability to pay).


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Re: 800.000 bank deposit retirement ext - Can it be in a fixed deposit account?

Post by RLTrader » February 19, 2019, 3:52 pm

So in your post
enough instances of expats skipping out on hospital charges.
How would a bank account stop that? Seems to me, before skipping out one would drain bank account. Maybe I am missing something.

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Re: 800.000 bank deposit retirement ext - Can it be in a fixed deposit account?

Post by Lone Star » February 19, 2019, 4:16 pm

RLTrader wrote:
February 19, 2019, 3:52 pm
So in your post
enough instances of expats skipping out on hospital charges.
How would a bank account stop that? Seems to me, before skipping out one would drain bank account. Maybe I am missing something.
No one said it would. Only relaying one of the reasons provided to me when I began inquiring. It pretty much falls in the the category of 200 baht fines being effective for a helmet requirement on a motorcycle. May not solve the problem, but there you go.

IF you have any disdain for Thai authorities setting guidelines for expats to remain here, and you don't like what they're doing, you have a choice.

I don't ask why. I don't over-analyze whether or not it makes sense. I comply and smile and relax. If the day ever comes that I can't comply, then I'll be forced to leave. That's the risk that everyone took who chose to come here.
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Re: 800.000 bank deposit retirement ext - Can it be in a fixed deposit account?

Post by RLTrader » February 19, 2019, 4:24 pm

:lol: :-k

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Re: 800.000 bank deposit retirement ext - Can it be in a fixed deposit account?

Post by RLTrader » February 19, 2019, 6:21 pm

Beware of people that claim to have friends in high places.

The Problem with most is when their Governments tell them that the sky is Orange, they believe it. Even though when they look out their dirty windows, because they forgot to pay the cleaning Lady, they can see that it is blue. They then blame the cleaning Lady.

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