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 ex
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