Patrick Kennedy

‘A Common Struggle’ Out Monday

Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy appeared on “60 Minutes” last night to launch his new memoir “A Common Struggle.” This is all part and parcel of his years-long campaign to bring mental health and addiction issues out of the shadows and have them more extensively covered by health insurance. Because it’s a public health […]

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Patrick Kennedy Against Marijuana Legalization

Oh Patrick, how can we miss you if you won’t go away?  Former Rhode Island Rep Patrick Kennedy has come out against the legalization of marijuana. From the Reuters report; Kennedy, who was married for the first time in 2011, said he worries his 8-month-old son might be predisposed to drug abuse – due to

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“a student, a congressman, a professor and a dean speak to health care reform”

“a student, a congressman, a professor and a dean speak to health care reform” On Monday November 30 The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will host a roundtable discussion “Health Care Reform: What are the Politics?” from 3-4:30 at Andrews Hall. Part of the 2009-2010 Paul Levinger Health Care Reform Roundtable Series, this

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Tough Test For Patrick Kennedy

U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy has been barred from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion in the Catholic church. Kennedy told the Providence Sunday Journal that Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has “explained the penalty by telling him that ‘I am not a good practicing Catholic because of the positions that I’ve taken as a public

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Somebody Hose These Guys Down

Am I the only one who saw ‘Sicko’?  Why is everybody wetting themselves over this new “landmark mental health bill”? It’s just another useless little band-aid.  Bush and Patrick Kennedy are probably picking out china by now.  Thursday’s lovefest/ceremonial signing featured a special leather-bound copy of the bill, and the pen… ooh the special pen.

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