[caption id="attachment_72347" align="aligncenter" width="420"] U.S. President Barack Obama reaches out to help Affordable Care Act beneficiary Karmel Allison, centre, who began to faint during the president's speech about healthcare from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on October 21, 2013. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)[/caption]President Obama Aids Fainting Woman During Speech
On Monday, President Barack Obama experienced something he never anticipated during a speech: a woman behind him nearly fainted as he spoke at the Rose Garden. President Obama was forced to step in to steady her, before she fell to the ground.
Karmel Allison, who is currently pregnant, appeared to grow weary and light headed during the president's speech. Allison, who had been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of nine, was caught and steadied by the president until it was clear that she was able to stand under her own power.
The president's speech was discussing plans to fix the problems people have experienced trying to sign up on the new health care website since it's debut on October 1st.
Allison was at the speech to discuss how she found a new coverage plan under the new controversial “Obamacare” health care law. She was there to tell others that her experience with her new plan was equal, but cheaper, to her previous plan.
Allison thanked the president after the event was over and appeared to have recovered completely. She tweeted about the event, stating “I'm ok world- just got a little lightheaded. Thanks @BarackObama for catching me!”
[caption id="attachment_72348" align="aligncenter" width="260"] US President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act, the new healthcare laws, alongside people who have already benefitted from the legislation, new registrants, small business owners and representatives from partner organizations, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, October 21, 2013. Obama on Monday defended his problem-plagued health reform plan, declaring at a White House event that, despite numerous glitches, the program is already helping many uninsured Americans. "Let me remind everybody that the Affordable Care Act is not just a website," Obama said, after the troubled online rollout of the plan. "It's much more...You may not know it, but you're already benefiting from these provisions in the law." AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption]