What About Spirit Mountain Casino’s Health Insurance Policies?
“COVID 19 UPDATE: For more information about our policies and health care plan, please see our website.” These are the words that a young woman says to me at Spirit Mountain Casino in Oregon, where we are staying with my husband’s family.
When we were planning to visit this place, I wanted to know what their health care plans were before my trip. The answer was not good, but they assured me that they have a health care plan and that I would not have to pay for anything during my stay. However, we later found out that they do not even have a medical insurance policy for the whole family, because their plans do not cover children below the age of eighteen.
They had been staying at Spirit Mountain Casino in Oregon with my husband’s family for quite some time before we arrived there. They had already had their stay room already rented when we arrived and my husband told them about our plans to visit. He told them that we were going on a vacation and he would give them the names of some doctors near their hotel, so that they could find a good physician in case of an emergency.
As it turns out, the health insurance plan they had for their employees was the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon Blue Shield program, which does not cover kids under the age of eighteen years. The company did tell us, however, that they have a separate health insurance plan for the entire family, so we would be covered regardless of how old we were.
We did talk to the doctor who is located next to the gift shop, since we thought that it was a good idea to check into their health care insurance for the whole family. The doctor said that they do not really have a separate policy for children because their coverage starts at twenty-one and goes up to sixty-five. They are also covered under the same group insurance plan.
The other day, I saw their card with the name and contact information of their doctor near Spirit Mountain Casino in Oregon, which gave me a lot of hope, because it meant that we would not have to pay for something outside the state. This is one way that I have been able to be independent while visiting a place like this. I hope that I will never have to go to Spirit Mountain Casino again.