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I really enjoyed HBO's Watchmen series. I also liked Zack Snyder's movie adaptation, which many did not, so I may not be the one to trust on this. But the show was better received across the board, so I'm in a firm majority on this. So it would stand to reason I'd be unhappy that its showrunner says he will not return for a second season, which HBO indicated effectively brings the show to a conclusion. That is not the case, though, I think this is an excellent call. The program erased my concerns that there was a story to be found for a sequel to the graphic novel, so I won't doubt they could find fuel for a new season. But it was really such a strong single arc that I have no problem with them calling it here. The meandering of season two of Westworld perhaps serves as a warning, as I enjoyed that, but not with nearly the same fervor as season one. The odd thing about the USA Today article on the news (thanks Neutronbeam) is how it concludes saying: "Sorry, fans, but the season-ending cliffhanger will likely never be resolved." But I don't think the ending was nebulous at all. Does anyone feel it was unclear what the next step would be (pun intended) after the final frame? I sure don't, which may be why I don't think there needs to be a season two at all.

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28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2020, 17:29 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2020, 06:59:
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We're a small, poor country that can't afford to pay for healthcare for all.

Oh, wait, that's not right. We spend more per capita than any other nation with worse outcomes. So there's plenty of money, we're just incredibly wasteful with it. As someone who works in healthcare, I've seen this first hand.

Well, technically, we do, in some form or another. Whenever low income and illegal individuals and families visit the ER, the hospital typically figures out how to make the cost affordable. Some hospitals push the expense to their paying member in the form of higher annualized rates. Other hospitals may reduce a bill consisting of thousands or tens of thousands to a reasonable amount and on a payment plan. My hospital, Dignity (formerly Mercy), once assisted while I was on the high-end spectrum of low income. I went in for hernia surgery and thought my insurance covered it. They didn't, even though the individual I spoke with before the surgery assured me my insurance should cover it. The bill came out to 35 thousand and change. I went to Dignity's financial assistance department, and they reviewed my case and the misunderstanding I had with my insurance provider. After an hour or two, the lady absolved 95% leaving me with $1,750 that they put on a payment pay for $100 per month that I eventually paid off. Now that I make a significant more, I choose the best insurance plan that includes Dignity hospitals as a way to pay it forward to another individual or family in a similar situation as mine all those years ago.
 
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