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Re: medical insurance in switzerland

Six months doesn't seem like a horribly long wait to me, it would take awhile here too. I had a nine-month wait for ankle surgery between first seeing the doctor and going under the knife.

Have you also thought about how you will cope with post-surgical recovery? No doubt you will be in quite a lot of pain and have difficulties with eating/swallowing during the healing process. Personally, I would prefer to pass this time after surgery in my own home surrounded by family who could also provide assistance, as opposed to in a foreign country with a boyfriend who works all day and no other friends. Being home alone all day in pain is terrible. And being in hospital when you don't understand the local language is really tough.

In all cases, nothing is 100% covered by medical insurance here (except accidents) so even if the surgery was medically necessary, you would have to pay a few hundred a month in insurance fees, plus all medical costs up until your deductible is reached (so an additional 300 to 2500 CHF) and then 10% of all costs up until 10,000.- CHF, after which point insurance covers anything. It's not simple and it's not cheap.
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Old 05.11.2015, 11:08
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Re: medical insurance in switzerland

infact thats why i said i woulod rather pay privately and im sure privately its fast here..

i dont care about the pain... im not a person to take painkillers but in this case ill have to take many aswell as ice packs the lot..

my depression due to my face is more important than pain at this point as i dont go out much due to this issue.

i cant do videos photos as my face comes slightly bent on chin even though its not visible when you look at me in person..

ok so forget the insurance at this point.
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ok i will see as nhs should be seeing me in febuary.i may wait till then and see what they can offer.

if they cant.ill have to see if its cheaper to have private surgery in swityerland or uk..dont be surpised..switzerland may be cheaper than uk for maxilofacial surgery.
its a big thing in uk you see


privately in the sense of paying full cash..my whole savings and borrowing the rest

Sell some more underwear maybe ?

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If you spend more than 90 days in the UK, you are resident in the UK
Depending on the no of connections with the UK, you could only need 17 days in the UK to be resident. You can't just pluck no's out of thin air if you want people to take your posts seriously.

Your also entitled to NHS treatment for 5 years after leaving the UK, but why spoiled a good story.
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Re: medical insurance in switzerland

OK- perhaps I was wrong - but where on earth do you get the 17 days = residency. Please give link to that effect
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OK- perhaps I was wrong - but where on earth do you get the 17 days = residency. Please give link to that effect
Think this would help - http://www.taxadvisermagazine.com/ar...e-non-resident
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Re: medical insurance in switzerland

Very interesting, thanks.
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Re: medical insurance in switzerland

Well if **Josie Cunningham can get a boob job on the NHS without waiting lists, followed by media attention, housing, nose job, handouts, abortion, paid newspaper shyte and taxis to take her surviving kids to school

Then maybe you need to work on your sob story a bit.



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infact thats why i said i woulod rather pay privately and im sure privately its fast here..

i dont care about the pain... im not a person to take painkillers but in this case ill have to take many aswell as ice packs the lot..

my depression due to my face is more important than pain at this point as i dont go out much due to this issue.

i cant do videos photos as my face comes slightly bent on chin even though its not visible when you look at me in person..

ok so forget the insurance at this point.
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evening,

As you may know i dont live in switzerland yet.i just travel back and forth visiting my partner,

in the uk i do not have medical insurance but i have seen maxilofacial specialist in near past (over the years) via the nhs .but nothing has ever been done as i never went through with it

i believe its a PRE EXISTING CONDITION CORRECT?

if i get medical insurance in uk i presume i woudlnt be covered for operations and maxilofacial treatment correct?

anyways the main question, if i move here permanently or even temporary and get medical insurance will they know that i have a pre existing condition?
and how soon after getting insurance can i actually procede with maxilofacial etc?
and do i pay or is it all paid for me?

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If you've been seeing a max facs specialist in the UK and he/she recommends treatment, why didn't you go through with it? Unless it was purely cosmetic I don't understand why it would be something you'd leave. If it's dental, what does your dentist say?

And it's pre existing, yes.

As long as you're in the UK and presumably are a resident there you're entitled to NHS treatment. Do you have a UK address and are you registered with a G.P.? The only downside may be a waiting list but they are getting a bit shorter. I don't know your residential circumstances but it makes sense to finish what you stated in the UK, surely?

Ok. I read all the thread now. My tablet skipped some of it.

Go back to your GP or dentist, whoever originally referred you, or straight back to the specialist if you can and take their advice. If it's something you feel so strongly about and the aesthetic side of things is adversely affecting you, do something about it. The 6 months is probably the longest you'll have to wait.

And where's the harm in taking painkillers if prescribed?

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Depending on the no of connections with the UK, you could only need 17 days in the UK to be resident. You can't just pluck no's out of thin air if you want people to take your posts seriously.

Your also entitled to NHS treatment for 5 years after leaving the UK, but why spoiled a good story.
Doesn't it also have to do with whether or not you have a residence in the UK?
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Well if **Josie Cunningham can get a boob job on the NHS without waiting lists, followed by media attention, housing, nose job, handouts, abortion, paid newspaper shyte and taxis to take her surviving kids to school

Then maybe you need to work on your sob story a bit.



** She should have had a face job first
God she's not still floating around is she? Should be taken to court and made to pay back all the money she's conned out of the NHS, etc. Then ship her off to the Kardashian household - I'm sure she'd fit right in.
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