Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Michael Savage, a conservative radio host set the media world on fire by claiming Justice Roberts’ decision was due in large part to cognitive dissociation from his epilepsy.
Initially, I was furious. But as I listened to the bit, I began to see the media buzz. It didn’t take long to realize that this may have been the best thing to happen to epilepsy in a long time.
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6/29/12 9:42 AM
Conservatives claim Roberts upheld Obamacare because of “cognitive problems” due to epilepsy medication thkpr.gs/LVtG9L
|glenn fenster (@destinymaker4u)
6/30/12 5:11 AM
Conservative Radio Host Blames John Roberts’ Epilepsy For Affecting His Judgment On The Obamacare Ru fb.me/1NRiDeUZ0
NYT, ’07: Roberts’ epilepsy meds “troubling side effects,” include “mental slowing and forgetfulness.” http://nyti.ms/LU0dgv
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Jessica brings a unique perspective to this leading epilepsy blog as she was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teen. She also brings 20+ years experience in marketing.
meds do have side effects period.