Karmel Allison, who was standing behind President Barack
Obama Monday during a speech in the Rose Garden, almost fainted during
the president's remarks.
Obama, who helped the woman as she grew faint, was speaking on widespread problems with sign-ups on the health care website since its launch on Oct. 1.
The White House released the following description of Allison ahead of the president's speech:
Karmel Allison was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she
was nine years old. 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. Allison
recently began researching her options on CoveredCA and has publically
described her experience as finally feeling equal to others, including
her young and healthy husband, when it comes to access to coverage.
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