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This story appears in the October 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Are you a gambler? You'd better be if you don't havehealth --and odds are, you don't. About one in everyseven Americans goes without medical coverage, but the percentageof insureds takes a real fall in any survey of 19- to 39-year-oldswho figure "Hey, I'm healthy, so why shell out cash thatcould go into more fun pursuits or building a business?"

Listen up: Just a minor tumble can put you face to face withugly medical bills. Break a bone in your foot in a freak joggingmishap, and get ready to write out a four-figure check to coverdoctor's visits, X-rays and treatment. Bad things happen tohealthy people; that's why you need insurance.

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