President Barack Obama stopped to help a pregnant woman on the verge of fainting during a speech he gave on health care in Washington, D.C., today.
Nearly 30 minutes into his speech, under the hot sun, a pregnant female supporter standing behind the Commander-in-Chief began to feel lightheaded.
Fortunately for the mom-to-be, Obama became aware of what was going on over his shoulder and turned around to lend Karmel Allison some support.
NOTE: This type of assistance is not covered under the Affordable Care Act.
"I gotcha, you're OK," Obama said as he put his arm out to steady her, and went on to joke, "No, no. You're OK. This happens when I talk too long."
Quickly afterward, a White House aide came to escort Allison off the stage as the President continued his speech, which came to end shortly thereafter.
Later, the expectant mother, who revealed that she's suffering from Type 1 Diabetes, made sure to extend her gratitude to POTUS on Twitter:
"I'm ok world - just got a little lightheaded.Thanks, @BarackObama for catching me! And good thing this pregnant diabetic is pregnant :)."
For his part, Obama sought to quell some of the lingering doubts and frustration with the new health care law, which has been embroiled in controversy.
Not only did it play a role in the government shutdown, but the program's long-awaited rollout this month has been marred by technical glitches galore.
"Our goal has always been to declare that in this country the security of health care is not a privilege for a fortunate few, it's a right for all to enjoy," he said.
"That's what the Affordable Care Act's all about. That's it's promise. And I intend to deliver on that promise. Thank you very much, everybody. God bless you."
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