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“Obamacare Girl” Identified

“Obamacare Girl” Identified

The most sought after facial recognition in memory.

The real woman behind this sadly-iconic photo from was a mystery for weeks: Girl

Now she has been located by ABC News. She’s a Colombian with permanent resident status who didn’t get paid for the photo shoot. She complains that she is being bullied by the publicity:


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>>Speculation swirled that Adriana might not be a legal resident of the United States, and therefore not even eligible for the health care exchanges. Adriana said she is a wife and mother who lives in Maryland with her 21-month-old son and husband of six and a half years. Her husband is a U.S. citizen, as is his her son. Adriana, who is Colombian, said she has lived legally in the U.S. for more than six years, is currently a permanent resident and is applying for citizenship. <<

Fancy tapdancing around the fact that she was in the country illegally until her status was regularized after marriage to a U.S. citizen.

    Sorry, do you have proof of that or are you just speculating…? Somebody who has a green card is a legal resident and after five years can apply for naturalization. They don’t have to marry a U.S. citizen to obtain it and in this context what you wrote is slanderous.


    Ulises (a legal resident too)

    If she were an illegal alien, she would be the perfect face for Obamacare.

    Yesterday there was a report that CMS has knowingly paid out over $91 million in Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits to illegal aliens this year, despite the fact that federal law expressly makes illegal aliens ineligible to receive these benefits. And CMS admits it has been doing this for years.

    Remember when Obama promised that illegal aliens wouldn’t be getting Obamacare subsidies, and Joe Wilson shouted out: “You lie!”

    Anybody have any doubts now about which of them was telling the truth to the American public?

    starride in reply to HappyWarrior. | November 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    While I believe your intentions are good, your words come across with a completely offensive tone. My wife is a legal resident and not a citizen. I applied for her K3 visa, lived separate from my wife for the 6+ months it took to process, paid thousands of dollars in filing and medical test fees. What makes you think her husband didn’t do the same. While I will be the first one to denounce giving amnesty and social benefits to illegal aliens, I am the first one to say that our system is broken in regards to family status immigration. And I can trace my family history in the U.S. back to before the Declaration of Independence, can you??

      Karen Sacandy in reply to starride. | November 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      I don’t give a damn if his words come off as “offensive” to you. The fact is, this Anti_American administration chose a “vaguely ethnic looking” minority to be the face of this. For those signing up.

      They chose WHITE AMERICANS to target in ADVERTISING: “Brosurance” and “Whites who don’t understand sex isn’t casual.” Minorities for the website, where people bring themselves, WHITES for trying to sucker people into purchasing it out.

      I despise this administration, I despise its preference for foreigners over Americans, I despise it’s giving CASH CASH CASH to foreigners while Americans suffer, I despise it all.

      I don’t give a damn how far anyone can trace their ancestry. I care that Americans suffering here today, are paying for foreigners to live in the lap of American luxury.

      Who they chose for the photo, just confirms what we already know: This administration only sees Americans as pack mules for foreigners. And if you forget it, they’re going to hit you in the face with it, with a 2×4.

Amusing that she isn’t even an American citizen. This kinda reminds me of Hillary’s 3 AM call ad. I hope she doesn’t get catch too much grief as Obamacare melts down.

theduchessofkitty | November 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

I’m Latina, and I feel sorry for her.

She seems to not know that a product and the face of it have a symbiotic relationship. If something bad happens to the face of the product, the product is in trouble. Thus, the face has to be “cut-off”. (Look at what happened to the “Dude, get a dell!” guy from years ago.) Likewise, if something bad happens to the product…

When I saw this parody from The Onion, I knew she had to hide. Personally, if I were this poor woman, I’d be heading south of the border faster than lightning.

    Yep, sorry for her but all of these proggies and anybody who has ANYTHING to do with these disastrous proggie policies needs to be ridiculed and ostracized. Those are the new ground-rules as defined by our marxist, Alinsky-slurping POTUS. Live by the sword, die by the sword proggie scum. They need to be figuratively and literally beaten down so that they will STFU and stop ruining our country.

The photo on makes her look fatter

So the “face of Obamacare” was not even a US citizen.

I swear this is another in-YOUR-face from Obastard. The hits just keep coming.

    Like I wrote above she is a legal resident, meaning she stood in line and came in through the front door. Legally she has almost every right and obligations as a U.S. citizen, pays the same taxes and so on….

      creeper in reply to Ulises. | November 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Are you so thick you cannot see the absurdity of this? And just FYI, the woman isn’t even enrolled.

        Creeper, is not absurd (and this is not a defense of Obamacare); I’m just offering for clarification the fact that legal residents have a right to enrole in it and any other social programs if they need and wish to (although I think there are certain limitations).

        If we are going to argue against the law or the big government agenda there are many, many arguments that we can use…but the fact that legal residents have a right to use it if they want to is IMHO not one of them.



          BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Ulises. | November 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

          She proudly states she is 100% Colombian. She thought this as her chance to break into show biz & be the next Sofia . ( señoritas – unless you are Venezuelan you need some curves to pass off as exotic Latino . Those Venezuelans have the slim señorita market cornered) .

          Alas she is an example of a low intelligence alien ho who cannot even take a photo , but must contact aFederal agency to get one done.( The office of Medicaid & Medicare ) . Who even knows the @ unless they have used services? Is she on Medicaid?

          There are still many above average intelligence people out there who might want to emigrate to the US. If you keep importing these dunces the future is dim .

          Casey in reply to Ulises. | November 15, 2013 at 12:47 am

          Ulises, I think you’re wasting your breath here. Posing as an anti-illegal-immigrant is an excuse for some on the right to display their bigotry, in the same way some on the left do so by posing as “Anti-Zionists” vice anti-Semites.

C’mon, guys…!!!

She is a lovely lady (inadvertently) doing the modeling Americans won’t do.

No part of her role in this was culpable. She was just a beautiful face some Obami latched onto from a portfolio.

    Obama decisively carried the minority vote last year, including the Asian-American “model minority” by almost 3 to 1.

    I can’t imagine why. It’s a real puzzler. 🙄

Not even a single benjamin for the use of her likeness? She needs a new agent.

Just wait ’til Slutty Susie (from the new Obamacare hook-up promoting Got Insurance? campaign) gets outed. She advertises and advocates getting someone else to pay for your insurance so that you can pursue unsafe sex in uncommitted relationships. I’m sure that’ll be great for her credibility.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Calypso Facto. | November 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    The fat two ion the medicine ball are already doomed.

    This one who is photoshopped slimmer than the two losers is havin all the men.

    But at least now the other two can marry each other . Sadly the numbers are in & lesbians are 2/3 obese.

Another human shield for Obama.

She didn’t “wrongly take the fall”, her image was iconic, and the use of her image in the blame game was only iconic.

I bet she got paid for this interview, and now has recognition that will open doors in job interviews.

And she WAS paid … she got “free” photos of her family in exchange for the usage. And then incidentally, she will probably get benefits, not bullying, from being known nationally. Everything’s FREE in America, but there are caveats.

She has been married 6.5 years, and states she has lived here legally for more than six years. That seems a little crafted, and ABC avoided the obvious question of whether she arrived here illegally. “So what brought you to America?” Surely if she came here legally that would have been mentioned. They surely asked her in the pre-interview, and maybe even helped her construct the “legally for over six years” part. The rumor was she was illegal, and they don’t pursue what everyone wants to know? Has to be deliberate.

Another woman crying over Obama, foreign and female … building nicely for another “pivot” toward amnesty. More stage crafting … nothing accidental in ABC and the left using her.

    Take away your suppositions, theories, and inferences (all based on assumptions on your part), and you have … nothing.

    Instead of beating up on someone because they’re a foreign-born latina, why not focus on the real outrage; Obamacare itself?

There’s no story here — except perhaps the glorious irony that she wasn’t paid. Just a face. Let her be.

    2nd Ammendment Mother in reply to Same Same. | November 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Funny thing….. Obama’s operatives seem to have a habit of not paying for artwork, graphic designs, logos etc… your work/images belong to the collective.

The original face of barryCare and NOT paid?

Who said there was a war on women. OH YEAH, The Left, that’s who.

The covergirl for American Socialism is being cyberbullied. Cry me a river.

legacyrepublican | November 13, 2013 at 2:23 pm

The problem I have with this story is that I don’t believe a word of it. All the discussion I have heard has been about how bad the site is, not about her.

I tend to think of this as another example of manufactured phony outrage by the left used to allow her so called being bullied story to create sympathy for her as an oppressed victim so they can change the subject off of the real victims of cancelled policies who are going to die because of the ACA.

Subotai Bahadur | November 13, 2013 at 2:23 pm

She may have done everything right entering the country, or may not have. I suspect that somewhere, someone is looking at it. It would not be the first time that a cover story put out on behalf of the regime had collapsed.

What struck me was not her legal status [although I am amused that Obamacare could not find an American citizen for the face of their fiasco], but this:

The saga of the photo started innocuously enough. Seeking free family photographs, Adriana emailed a contact at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for the Affordable Care Act’s rollout, about having photos of her and her family taken in exchange for allowing the photos to be used to market the new health care law. She was never paid.

Think about that. If she is a model, or has ambitions to be a model, she would most likely want at least a token amount of money to establish herself as a professional, along with the exposure on the site. Or if she wanted photos, she would want professional head shots [which are bloody expensive]. If she was/is NOT a model and is as she implies just a housewife looking for some family portraits; WHY would she think of going to the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an agency of HHS that I had never heard of until they were made the public face of the Obamacare site, to try to finagle some free portraits?

What circles does she move in? I am politically active and while my family has dealt with Medicaid with all the attendant frustrations, it was all at the county level. Are she and/or her husband employed by the Federales or perhaps Obama’s political machine [recognizing the overlap]? And they do not want to tell us?

If I wanted family portraits, and did not want to pay a professional photographer; cameras of all types are ubiquitous in this country and skilled amateur photographers are everywhere. When I was a kid, and the equipment was really expensive, my dad was a hobby photographer with his own darkroom in the basement. It was not unusual for him to take portraits of friends and their families at cost.

Digital technology being more widespread now allows both dispensing with the darkroom and far more effects at a reduced cost.

Why would you think of going to a publicly obscure branch of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services for family portraits?

Something ain’t right. Look for the anomaly.

If she is trying to be a model, she has probably killed her career. If you were trying to sell a product, would you want the face of your product to be the same woman who is the face of the government destroying healthcare coverage and perhaps causing the deaths of family members?

No a good subliminal product image.

Subotai Bahadur

    Free family photos are equivalent to being paid. She received something of value for her “service” as a model for photos for the website. Just because actual money wasn’t part of the deal doesn’t mean she wasn’t paid.

    I bet you know who really killed Kennedy…


    Why would you think of going to a publicly obscure branch of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services for family portraits?

    You are so right. This story makes no sense at all. More likely, she knows someone who knows someone and/or is an aspiring model, and fits the “ambiguous ethnicity” look that is trendy these days.

And she stole a job from an American. And she illegally worked for free. You have to get paid for work in America unless it is for a charity and the website was not created by a charity.

Just because she says she is legal doesn’t mean she is. I am sorry that she is being bullied.

Is she a White-Hispanic and are they going after the Zimmerman vote?

I believe she WAS paid. Not in money, but paid. She received “free” family photos in exchange for sitting for the photograph used on the website.

Hmmmm, I wonder, did her insurance get canceled ?

I R A Darth Aggie | November 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Didn’t get paid for her image to be used?

And these are the same people who get outraged over unpaid internships?

Serious you guys.

$67 million for left wing navigators but they couldn’t spare a few bucks for the face of Obamacare. Typical.

Obama pays the women in his administration less than he pays the men.
He uses this woman’s picture for his namesake legislation and pays her NOTHING.
But…the GOP has a war on women.

They paid her with pictures.

Cheap bastards!!!!

But they gave 600 million to the Canadians for a mock website.

    davod in reply to Exiliado. | November 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    “But they gave 600 million to the Canadians for a mock website”

    Whose number two person went to school with Michelle Obama.

      Valerie in reply to davod. | November 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      And Michelle denied she knows her. After all, Princeton is so big, and there were so very many black female students there at the time…..

        Little Johnny in reply to Valerie. | November 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm

        Michelle denied she knew her but they did have their picture taken with the POTUS & his racist wife at the WH for Christmas 2010.

PS. Is anyone else getting sick of Obamacare supporters blaming government procurement regulations for much of the problem.

They by-passed the regulations by sole sourcing the contract.

So, she sat for a ten minute freebie photo session on behalf of Obamacare and wound up a victim. Kind of prophetic, if you ask me.

I’d like to see some real hard evidence that she’s personally being bullied.

If commenting on a photo or video on the internet of someone you don’t know is bullying, we are all going into the progressives’ bully jail. At least, we will have free entertainment while we’re in there from a whole crap load of comedians.

She should had anticipated unpleasant (and I mean unpleasant) consequences when she signed the photo release. Why would she sign the release on pictures when she didn’t even get paid, I don’t know. She would probably brag to all her associates should the website be a success with only minor glitches.

    Why should she anticipate negative reactions? Because people like you can’t wait to flame someone different (or with differing opinions) at the drop of a hat?

I have no doubt the first question ABC asked her was, “Do you feel bullied by the negative attention you’ve received?” When that question was answered the premise for the rest of the story was set.

Politically Correct Government websites invariably have the smiling faces of happy, wholesome looking, slightly off white people. Examples are Medicaid, SNAP, Section 8, WIC, and public education. It is kind of like the old Soviet, Socialist, Realism. It is an attempt to make their clients think that it is OK to participate in government assistance. We are all the new America of non white, non greedy people moving into the future where we are all equal and all attractive and all slaves of the state.

Anyone surprised that the face of isn’t even an American?

They could have just used a photo of Sandra Fluke. I thought she was one of the premier poster girls for ObamaCare.