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Obama’s Fainting Prop Doesn’t Need Obama-Care

From the Daily Caller:

Woman who fainted in Rose Garden loves Obama, unlikely to benefit from Obamacare

By Charles C. Johnson | October 23, 2013

Karmel Alon Allison, the pregnant diabetic woman who fainted in the Rose Garden Monday, has claimed that the Affordable Care Act would drive down her health care costs.

Maybe she fainted when she found out it wouldn’t?

But there’s almost no circumstance where the UCSD grad student and sometime entrepreneur would pay less for her health insurance under Obamacare. And, according to a leading health care expert, Allison’s situation as a grad student and spouse of a tech executive is “irrelevant” to Obamacare.

Additionally, both Karmel and her husband, David, are longstanding progressive Obama supporters, according to their Twitter feeds. Allison wrote favorably of Obamacare on her blog on October 7, when she revealed that she has been with health insurance provider Kaiser Permanente since before her diagnosis at age 9.

“I have been with the same HMO, Kaiser, since before I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of nine,” she wrote. “I have therefore felt married to Kaiser; in Kaiser’s eyes, I do not have a pre-existing condition, whereas switching health insurance companies might expose me to being labeled with the big scarlet D for diabetic.”

The key word here is “might.”  California law already had provisions blocking insurers from charging higher insurance rates for Type-1 diabetics. Federally, it has been illegal since 1997, under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, for insurers to drop coverage because someone gets sick.

Frederick Lynch, associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles and an expert in health policy, doubts Allison needs Obamacare at all.

“The point is that she has coverage through her employer or UC and is — frankly, like most Americans right now — not likely to be affected by Obamacare one way or the other,” Lynch told TheDC. “If she were unemployed, it looks like she would be covered by her husband’s policy.” Even in a worst case scenario, Lynch says, Allison would have health insurance…

It doesn’t matter. She was still willing to give her all for the cause.

From the Weekly Standard:

Conspiracy Theorist Contends ‘Obama’s Fainting Lady was Faked’

By DANIEL HALPER | October 23, 2013

How much do some distrust Obama? Enough for at least one person to suggest that the woman who fainted behind the president at his Obamacare speech earlier in the week was part of a White House gag:

"Patriot Lady" explains her conspiracy theory:

… Why did Obama think it was necessary to “catch” a fainting woman just when he said the words, “To free families from the pervasive fear that one illness….” And down she went? Well not actually down. She just weaved and wobbled a little and never quite fainted. And, consequently, Obama never actually caught her. He turned around and put his hand on her shoulder as if to steady her and turned back to the camera to make sure it got a clear shot of his “rescue” efforts.

You will see in the [above] video that the pregnant woman is standing with a friend who is holding her hand with her arm wrapped around her waist. That is until she starts to “faint”. Then she steps slightly aside and never even looks at the women she is holding. She smiles a nervous smile for the camera because she has done her part in this extremely poorly orchestrated drama…

In fact, the pool camera crew seem to have been in on it. The camera angles and cuts also just happened to be timed to catch all of this perfectly.

First we got a side shot to establish the woman was about to faint. Then we cut to a front view, in order to see Obama save the woman. It couldn’t have been staged better if they had rehearsed it. What are the odds?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, October 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Obama’s Fainting Prop Doesn’t Need Obama-Care”

  1. mr_bill

    Whether or not she faked her dizzy spell is irrelevant. This regime has so little credibility left that it’s easily believable that they did coordinate the fainting. That’s the real story here.

    For the record, I’m sure it was a set-up. That was the first thought that went through my head when I saw the headline, before I had even seen the video, and I bet I’m not alone on that one.

  2. Petronius

    The pregnant gypsy performed her role well.

    However, the fat gypsy gave away the game.

    The Messiah’s laying-on-of-hands was cardboard and amateurish at best; he completely failed to pull off the desired Biblical miracle-healing effect.

    In conclusion: Not up to B movie standards; only suitable for viewing by a segment of the Liberal niche market.

    • captstubby

      “Ready when you are, C.B.!”.

      but don’t worry.

      Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg will use DreamWorks Studios to make this “Real.”

      i see a Oscar.


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