Woman Faints As Obama Defends Obamacare Rollout (VIDEO)

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A woman who successfully enrolled in Obamacare and joined President Obama at a health care event Monday morning at the White House appeared to faint as the president defended the law amidst growing problems with its online web portal. Watch below:

Update: The White House has identified the woman as Karmel Allison, a “prospective ACA beneficiary.”

“Karmel Allison was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was nine years old,” a White House description read, per a pool report. “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.” 

Allison tweeted after the president’s remarks:

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