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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 2:01 am | Updated: 8:39 pm, Mon Nov 4, 2013.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — After seeing its HealthCare.gov cover girl go from stock photo to laughingstock, the Obama administration is considering using pictures of people who've successfully purchased insurance instead.

The photo of a smiling young woman recently was removed from the problem-plagued website. But a New Hampshire woman and a Florida college student say the administration has sought their permission to use their photos instead.

Deborah Lielasus (ly-LAY'-shus) and Daniel McNaughton also agreed to appear in online videos describing their success stories.

The department declined to comment specifically on whether their photos will be used on the insurance enrollment site, but said as with all websites, it is making changes that will help users better understand key information while maintaining the overall design.

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