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    Thailand Has Joined The E.U

    Well according to the NHS it has. When the GF was over visiting me in the UK for a few months she had to see a doctor.

    I made some enquiries as to see if my local GP would see her, and what are the procedures / costs etc of doing so. Then they asked me what country she was from and I said 'Thailand'.

    They said 'No problem, since Thailand is part of the EU she can register with us, and receive treatment to the same entitlement as a UK citizen'.

    Who am I to skew such a beneficial geographical outlook of the world of such a nice person !


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    The person who authorised your girlfriends treatment should be sacked.

    What a waste of tax payers money.

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    I didn't know they had American doctors in the UK

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    Does that mean we get reciprocal health treatment here aswell !

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    The person who authorised your girlfriends treatment should be sacked.
    Your quite right, they should have left her to die as Thai hospitals would do to us farangs if we don't have the money, would save UK taxpayers a fortune

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky
    Does that mean we get reciprocal health treatment here aswell !
    It also means you don't need a visa to visit Thailand and no need for a WP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky
    Does that mean we get reciprocal health treatment here aswell !
    It also means you don't need a visa to visit Thailand and no need for a WP
    Not only that, policemen wave as you drive past and will always lend you 10K if you are hard up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket
    Not only that, policemen wave as you drive past and will always lend you 10K if you are hard up.
    hard up?, won't I be entitled to unemployment benefit?

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    I feel rather bad about having knived some retard during the pub-crawl last w.eekend.

    Will I get travel expenses refunded for the free counseling sessions, the therapy clinic is 2 miles from my house?

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    [QUOTE="dirtydog"]Your quite right, they should have left her to die as Thai hospitals would do to us farangs if we don't have the money
    No real Dr would ever do that, it is against the oath

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Your quite right, they should have left her to die as Thai hospitals would do to us farangs if we don't have the money, would save UK taxpayers a fortune
    Not only that, but the local English language newspaper should cast aspersions about their ability (or lack thereof) to pay the hospital bill and tell everybody how much the bill was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    No real Dr would ever do that, it is against the oath
    Plenty of hypocritical oafs in Thailand.

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    ^ exactly my point

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    No real Dr would ever do that, it is against the oath
    It's all about greed, the American way. Just go to the US and talk to people who have been denied care who thought they had adequate coverage or to employees of insurance companies who have cost-cutting initiatives that encourage bonuses for insurance company physicians to deny medical treatments for policy holders.

    Yep, it would never happen.


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    In Thailand the 'Hypocritical Oath' is the the rule.

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    Do they have a team of guys with a pick up to dump uninsured Farangs on the nearest tip ? or do they let you slowly snuff it in there nice hospital bed unattended ?

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    And Hillary and Obama want a UK style health care for the USA WTF....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    I feel rather bad about having knived some retard during the pub-crawl last w.eekend. Will I get travel expenses refunded for the free counseling sessions, the therapy clinic is 2 miles from my house?
    is your name Shitman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnwadrick View Post
    And Hillary and Obama want a UK style health care for the USA WTF....
    That's a joke, righT? I did not hear much good about the UK health care system.

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    ^don't get me started ..it is the most focked up government system ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I didn't know they had American doctors in the UK
    Another wild assumption from the wannabe baby eater. Very low odds the doc was merkin. More likely a Pakistani!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    It's all about greed, the American way.
    OP is about British health care system! I'm sure there are no other countries that would deny care. Better talk to Jet about her sister's exemplary care under the much praised Canadian health care system.

    The only thing the OP has in common with the US is it proves stupidity is not unique to Americans as so many members would like us to believe.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    OP is about British health care system
    My comment was in response to the quote from good2behappy

    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    No real Dr would ever do that, it is against the oath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Very low odds the doc was merkin.
    My comment was about merikans lack of knowledge about geography

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