Now you see her, now you don’t.
That smiling face on the homepage of the Healthcare.gov website was there over the weekend, but has now dissapeared — replaced by four colorful, circular icons.
Twitter’s got a few ideas. One user joked that she had become the first victim of the mythical Obamacare death panels.
While another thought she simply might have known too much.
In actuality though, it’s nothing quite that nefarious.
The picture of the smiling young brunette, which was reportedly picked from a stock photo library, was removed from the site after multiple media outlets started investigations into the woman’s identity. (Via Inside Edition)
That included Buzzfeed, who dubbed the woman “Adriana” after discovering the image’s file name in the website’s source code.
And CNN who calls the woman “the Enigmatic Mona Lisa of health care.”
Which is slightly nicer than names others have called her — like “Glitch Girl.” That, thanks to the Affordable Care Act website’s consistent troubles since its rollout Oct. 1. (Via Politix)
Despite the overwhelming interest, it seems the Obama administration will be keeping mum about her identity.
Quoted by New York Daily News, a rep for the the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services said: "The woman featured on the website signed a release for us to use the photo, but to protect her privacy, we will not share her personal or contact info with anyone.”
Which, for her sake, is probably a good thing.
Especially if there’s any truth to this headline from The Onion.
>> See more at: Newsy.com
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