Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that healthcare reforms, known as The Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act, are constitutional. In particular the core requirement that means Americans must buy health insurance or pay a fine has been upheld. This is a major step towards America developing a universal healthcare system. President Obama claims [...]
Retiring abroad needs to be carefully planned – finances, expected living costs, accommodation and insurance are some of the things that need to be considered. One of the things on many retiree minds is the quality of health care in their new home. Expat Health has put together information on health care in some top [...]
In the developed world, debate rages on over whether a quality public health system can exist at reasonable cost. A recent Reuters report argued the problem with the Spanish healthcare system was that it was too good–that is to say, the Spanish people cannot actually afford the quality of care being delivered. Emerging economies, however, have [...]
Disturbing news out of Thailand had authorities calling for closer investigation of expat and tourist deaths, reported Alan Morison of The Phuket News. The recent deaths of seven foreigners from either gas or chemical poisoning had drawn criticism of the current procedures. Wrote Morison: The report by the investigating body is likely to resonate on Phuket [...]
An Estonian expat living in Phuket, Thailand was found dead over the weekend. Phuket News noted that even though 44-year old Artur Mansurov is believed to have died of health problems related to alcoholism Speculation is rife in the Thai media that a broken heart may have fuelled the almost month-long alcohol binge that led [...]
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