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8: America Is Insane

While “opioids” has become a political buzzword, national policy on opioids is virtually nonexistent. Our system is nowhere near able to meet the needs of those who desperately need help. So what’s it going to take to move the needle, so to speak? Stephanie sits down with Congressman Patrick Kennedy to talk about legislation and funding (see: lack of funding) for mental health and addiction; Sarah Gad about her dramatic journey from Cook County jail inmate to congressional candidate; and Andy Slavitt about what we should be looking for if we care about this issue as we head into election season.

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The Kennedy Forum

Sarah Gad for Congress

Claudia Rowe for the Seattle Times

New York Times story on Minford Elementary

Andy Slavitt 

Billie

Encyclopedia Womannica

Mental Health for US



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