Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday said he will give a former ObamaCare hotline representative a year's salary of $26,000 to make up for her firing, which came after she answered enrollment questions on his radio show.
Hannity called the hotline Monday to talk directly to someone who could help him create an account on Healthcare.gov. After talking with the representative for a couple minutes, she revealed that each representative is given a script for dealing with frustrated customers.
Hannity had the representative, Earline Davis, on his Fox News show Thursday to apologize after learning she had been fired the day after taking his call. Davis was working as a contractor, not as an official government employee.
Hannity also offered to help find her a new job and encouraged viewers to do the same. He created a special email account and asked people to email him job openings and told Davis that he already has heard of one job offer for her.
"I wasn't really expecting much of anything," Davis said of the offers. "It's a blessing from God. I'm really happy."
Hannity reiterated his disbelief of her firing, and slammed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is under fire for the botched rollout of the main ObamaCare site.
"Are you surprised that Kathleen Sebelius still has her job and you got fired for doing yours?" Hannity asked Davis. "It's a little surprising."
"We really appreciate you telling your story," he added. "You did not deserve this to happen to you so we're going to help you out."