The skin stain is one thing--it's the texture that led people to refer to it as poop or whatever, and it is gross. Is there no way to sand it down or something?
I thought the kid was weird. At first I thought he had a British accent, and then it started to sound like he was deaf. And I call producer manipulation when the librarian told him to take off his jacket. Why?? It was no heavier than a pullover sweater.
But props to him for taking the news well. I guess it's smart to lead with, "It could be cancer," before you deliver the ultimate blow that he's going to have to live with that mess on his neck. And I still just can't believe there's no way to make it go away.
I wanted to choke his mother. But this is someone who bred with someone with those disgusting giant holes in his ears, well before it was anywhere near as prevalent as it is now (not that that makes it okay these days, either), and I swear it looked like the kid had a pierced ear in the baby picture.
Hey, mom, those ears on cosplay girl made her unique, too. Unique is not always a good thing. (And apparently cosplay girl subscribes to the cafeteria plan of unique.)
Actually, I found the whole episode unusually boring. I like surgery shows, but I don't watch this one for surgery. And really, was the lump on the lady's leg all that disfiguring? I can certainly understand that she didn't like it, but dang, try having that lump on your face. So, (1) real surgery, (2) a kid with a moron of a mother who doesn't get his problem taken care of, and (3) removing a growth that God put in a relatively inconspicuous place, with a soundtrack. Bleh.
But that's crazy with the ACA because people with very low incomes can get great insurance at a low price not only because of a subsidy, but more important, because of reduced deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for those people, if they buy a silver plan. Like deductibles of $0 and out-of-pocket maximums of $500, if they make like $18,000 a year. It's the deal of the century.
Now, the insurance company may not cover something because it's considered cosmetic, bu that's a whole different issue.
But it drives me crazy that people don't take advantage of such fabulous insurance, and I'm sure it's just because insurance is such a mess that they don't even know it's available, and now that there's no penalty for not having insurance, there's no incentive for them to even look into it. Such a shame.