Woman Nearly Faints At President’s Rose Garden Press Conference
**Watch the woman in the red dress to Pres. Obama’s right
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — During President Obama’s Rose Garden press conference addressing the malfunctioning healthcare.gov site, a woman who was there to serve as an example of the site’s benefits nearly fainted.
She received a steadying hand from the President before being escorted off the platform.
“This happens when I talk to long,” Obama joked to the audience.
The White House later identified the wobbly woman as Karmel Allison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of nine.
“She has stayed on the same insurance ever since, despite constantly rising costs, for fear she would not be able to find a plan that would cover her due to her pre-existing condition,” a White House release said.
“Allison recently began researching her options on CoveredCA and has publicly described her experience as finally feeling equal to others, including her young and healthy husband, when it comes to access to coverage.”
After almost losing consciousness on live television, Allison turned to Twitter to assure everyone that she’s all right, and to say that she has recently contracted another “pre-existing condition.”