By Tavis Smiley
Accountable offers real-life examples of the way the most important concerns -- together with future health care, schooling, the financial system, unequal justice, and the surroundings -- occur themselves in our groups. The booklet demonstrates the pressing have to carry politicians and ourselves liable, as the stakes have by no means been better. Accountable examines present-day stipulations and the implications for the USA. At its center, this booklet is a device with which the neighborhood can overview the successes or mess ups of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful ebook recognizes the error of the previous whereas delivering desire and thought for a greater destiny.
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Extra resources for Accountable. Making America as Good as Its Promise
But their son Parker showed no such promise. When the twins were seven months old, the Hilsabecks learned that Parker had cerebral palsy. Without an extensive physical therapy regimen, their doctors advised that Parker might be confined to a wheelchair for life. To make matters worse, only a few days into Parker’s treatment, PruCare stopped paying for his care. First, the company said that it would cover only 60 days of therapy over Parker’s lifetime, although the actual limit was 60 days per year.
But will it? Carol Reyes was not only dumped onto the streets by that taxi; she was dumped by Kaiser Permanente, she was dumped by our failing health care system, and she was dumped by America. 4 Reyes is just one example of millions of Americans, either uninsured or underinsured, who have been abandoned. Who should be held accountable for this maltreatment? Who will be accountable the next time? 5 And while the health care crisis in our nation disproportionately affects people of color, to be sure the crisis is an American one—red, white, and blue—pulling at the very fabric of our flag.
Leslie countered, saying she took Selah to the doctor after filling out the application, and the doctor told her that the bump on Selah’s chin wasn’t serious. A few weeks later, doctors discovered the extent of Selah’s illness. The four-year-old had surgery for nearly seven hours to remove the tumor, which had spread to her mouth and jaw. 20 Blue Cross refused to pay for the operation and threatened to make the Shaeffers repay the $20,000 it had already paid for treatment. ” They were still struggling to stave off creditors as they tried to figure out how Selah could keep seeing the physician they credit with saving her life.