$86,000 AUD. Hospital Bill in Thailand?

Here’s a sick tale of a guy that lived in Thailand for a number of years, his health insurance lapsed right before he came down with a debilitating illness that was first misdiagnosed, then got really serious…

His bill was outrageously high… but, if in Australia – would it have been similar? No idea…but, he paid 13,000 AUD for a helicopter flight from Samui to Bangkok!

Here’s the article >

For me – I’m ready to go just about anytime now. If they can’t save me at a local Thai public hospital and for damn cheap – just let me go on to the next level…


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2 thoughts on “$86,000 AUD. Hospital Bill in Thailand?

  • April 10, 2010 at 8:31 am

    AUD 86000 seems outrageous, but the prices in some private hospitals in Bangkok have really increased exponentially. Next time try for less expensive public hospitals.
    I suggest that expats form an advisory circle to help other expats in case of emergency. Surely there are lots of helpful infos around.

  • April 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Well this story reminds me that I need to get resident status in California. That will allow me to use the State of California Veterans Homes and the Federal Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles,Ca.

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