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Comment: Re:I, Robot (Score 1) 242

by SomeoneFromBelgium (#48367269) Attached to: HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show

I can second that!
Major dissapointment that started with the very first scene: robot runs with woman's bag.
Police officer goes in pursuit.
All the time during this (much too long) scene I kept wacking my brain as to why this police guy was trying to catch up with what was very clearly a robot in the grip of the first law. Only at the end it dawned on me: he thought the robot had stolen the bag! What a let down. How could they do this to us? How could the ones looking afther Isaac Asimov's heritage let this happen?

Whatever loopholes one could find around the first law in the Asimov universe, surely nothing as balatant would ever be possible. No way you could explain that stealing is not hurting a human being.

Comment: Re:You shouldn't need insurance for most things (Score 1) 739

by SomeoneFromBelgium (#48276723) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

Still, there lies the heart of the problem. Poor families that have trouble to let the ends meet will often postphone a doctersvisit.
And who can blame them? Visit a docter can often wait more easily than paying the rent.
Result is that their health is undermined and serious problems arise. They wait, in other words, to see the doctor until it can't wait anymore. An this means that the problems have gotten beyond a simple docter's visit. International studies have shown time and time again that (just like with a car) having people look afther their health properly is many times more cost effective than only treating the life treathning cases.

So giving poor people access to good, preventive medical care is actually good for everyone. The health of the poor and the wallet of everyone.
This means that what you see now is only the beginning. As the program goes further the total cost of health care will continue to go down because people are helped before they get seriously ill.

Recent investments will yield a slight profit.

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