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Jay Carney, Kathleen Sebelius admit they haven't bought insurance through Healthcare.gov

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney admitted to reporters Tuesday that they have not used the White House website to shop for insurance.

When asked if they have used the website that's been plagued with problems since its Oct. 1 launch, both officials said they created accounts for themselves.

But both also said they have not subjected themselves to the same process that regular Americans have endured while shopping for health insurance on the website.

"I have created an account on the site," Sebelius said, when questioned by CNN's Sanjay Gupta on Tuesday. "I have not tried signing up because I have insurance."

CNN's Brianna Marie Keilar also grilled Carney on the issue Tuesday.

"Have you logged to the website since the changes have been made?" Keilar asked. "I have, yes. I did, yesterday," Carney responded.

"Did you register?" asked Keilar.

"I get insurance through my employer, so, no, I did not register," Carney replied.

When asked whether President Obama had ever used the website, Carney said he "had no updates" on that question.

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