During his Affordable Care Act speech Monday at the White House about problems people are encountering when attempting to enroll in coverage at Healthcare.gov, a pregnant woman standing behind him began to sway and black out.
Obama turned to catch her, saying, "I got you. You're okay." Bringing some levity to the situation, he quips: "That's what happens when I talk too long."
The White House description of people who stood with POTUS, includes the now-famous Karmel Allison, who is a "prospective ACA beneficiary."
Allison was "diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 9 years old," a White House description read. "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."
She recovered and aides helped her walk away as the audience applauded. Allison later Tweeted she was okay: "just got a little lightheaded.Thanks, @BarackObama for catching me! And good thing this pregnant diabetic is pregnant."
I'm ok world- just got a little lightheaded.Thanks, @BarackObama for catching me! And good thing this pregnant diabetic is pregnant :)— Karmel Allison (@karmel_a) October 21, 2013