White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Carney spoke about preexisting conditions as it pertains to the Affordable care act, unemployment benefits, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Carney spoke about preexisting conditions as it pertains to the Affordable care act, unemployment benefits, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)