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  • a laptop shows the HealthCare.com web site during an Affordable Care Act enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Fort Worth, Texas on Feb. 12, 2015.   (LM Otero/AP Photo)

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  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush laying out his economic platform at the Detroit Economic Club February 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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  • Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) holds his weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitors Center at the U.S. Captiol February 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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