Obamacare mystery woman felt bullied by critics
WASHINGTON -- The model whose face appeared on the much-maligned Obama health care website says she felt intimidated by harsh public criticism of the program.
The woman, who identified herself only as "Adriana" in an interview with ABC News, says she was never paid for appearing on the website's home page.
Adriana, who is from Colombia, says in the interview broadcast Wednesday that reaction to the website amounted to, quote, "some form of bullying." She says she doesn't know "why people should hate me because it's just a photo."
Adriana's photo has been removed. The website has been the subject of scorn by both Republicans and Democrats as technical problems have sharply restricted the number of people who have signed up for new program. Congress has been holding hearings on the issue.
Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
- Smash and grab burglar targets tattoo parlor 5 min ago
- Teen reunites with family after found safe
- Thieves slash bank customer's tire, nab purse
- Video from N. Houston pawn shop robbery released
- Live: Watch Eyewitness News live now
- Nail flies into man's chest during freak accident
- Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide 4 min ago
- Chip in at Chipotle for Discovery Green 20 min ago
- Most insane job interview ever
- No sew: Create Easter tutus on the cheap 4 min ago
- Firetruck plows into LA-area cafe; 15 hurt
- Plaza sale sparks parking problem for nearby church
- Lottery dates for 2015 Houston marathon announced
- German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey
- Travis Herzog's Thursday weather forecast
48 min ago