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Obama Catches Fainting Woman During Speech

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It was a real Hail To the Chief moment for President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House today. Most news outlets reported that the Commander-in-Chief was there to add his own voice to the throng of dissatisfied Americans who were up in arms over not being able to get signed up for the public insurance exchanges under the newly implemented Affordable Care Act. The big problem, it seems, is the same thing almost every startup faces – web glitches. As it turns out, there was no way to do a beta rollout on the exchange program, since the program’s very existence was still being fought over as it rolled out. And the president took ownership of the glitchy implementation, promising that things would get better.

But it was a totally unscripted moment in the speech that the stole the spotlight. According to the New York Post, a woman standing behind the president – one Karmel Allison – started to faint. The president heard a slight commotion behind him, turned around, and caught Allison around the waist.

“There you go. You’re ok,” the president assured the woman, whose knees were buckling. “I got you.”

The assembled press and observers laughed nervously, not sure what was going on.

“This happens when I talk too long,” he joked to the crowd.

Event staff showed up and quietly whisked the woman away to get medical attention. The White House later released a statement that Allison was fine. She revealed that she is not only a Type I diabetic, but also pregnant. Her story was that she had remained on the same insurance plan for years, even as it got more and more expensive for her, afraid to change plans for fear of being denied coverage due to her preexisting condition. Now, thanks to rules within the Affordable Care Act, she can now shop for better rates without that concern.

Allison later tweeted: “I’m ok world- just got a little lightheaded. Thanks, @BarackObama for catching me!”

Obama Catches Fainting Woman During Speech
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  • http://ya-who vicivic24

    HE JUST HAPPENED TO TURN AROUND AND SEE HER FAINTING?? THE PEOPLE AROUND HER DIDNT EVEN DO ANYTHING UNTIL OBLAMMER DID – COME ON MEDIA – TELL THE TRUTH!!

  • jep

    She probably fainted when she heard how much Obamacare is going to cost.

  • roger

    must have been the foul odor…

  • steve angst

    nig(ger) worship runs deep in our media

    The monkey saved the “falling” woman??

    benghazi was because of a video, the spying is to protect us, every month for 5 years now there is more than 150,000 NEW jobs because of barak houssein’s great work, we are in a “recovery”, the kenyan muslem was of course born in our country, we are respected around the world, al-qaida is severely weakened, our allys stand by us and granting illegal aliens citizenship is good for us all

    No wonder why things are getting berret and better by the day