By Tavis Smiley
Accountable offers real-life examples of the way the most important matters -- together with future health care, schooling, the economic system, unequal justice, and the surroundings -- appear themselves in our groups. The e-book demonstrates the pressing have to carry politicians and ourselves liable, as the stakes have by no means been greater. Accountable examines present-day stipulations and the results for the US. At its middle, this e-book is a device with which the neighborhood can evaluation the successes or mess ups of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful booklet recognizes the errors of the previous whereas providing desire and suggestion for a greater destiny.
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Though the Hilsabecks each earned a good salary, virtually every home in Lakeway, Texas, exceeded their price range until they came across a 2,400-square-foot home priced far below market value. 16 Their dream continued to come true when they learned the following spring that Elizabeth was pregnant, expecting twins. The Hilsabecks flourished as they planned their nursery and finished renovating their home. About six months into her pregnancy, Elizabeth began to have contractions. Staving off the babies for three days, her small-framed body could hold out no longer.
15 Those fortunate enough to have coverage struggled through the bureaucracy of HMOs, making life-and-death decisions on the basis of cost and benefit. Beyond these frustrations, for individuals such as Carol Ann Reyes, even the broken managed care system was out of reach. These so-called “management decisions” about a patient’s health care have sometimes had grave and even deadly consequences, demonstrating the critical need for serious reform of the health care system for all Americans. The Hilsabecks: Denied Care Despite Coverage In 1991, Elizabeth and Steven Hilsabeck were on the verge of achieving the American dream of homeownership in a small town near Austin, Texas.
Chapter 3 explores criminal justice administration, community policing, and civil rights in America. It uncovers the disparities in dispensing justice, argues for more effective and reflective policing policies, and considers the implications of criminal prosecution from a civil rights perspective. S. economy in light of the current crisis. It analyzes some of the key indicators causing the present crisis and suggests ways to steer our financial ship back on course. It also presents stories that demonstrate how average Americans are struggling to cope financially.