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Finding health-care coverage that's just the right fit for you

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Q: I need an affordable health-care plan that will cover pre-existing illness for self-employed business owners. Where can I find one?

Name withheld

A: Some states have laws that require insurance companies to cover people in situations like yours. For example, Colorado requires insurance companies to offer coverage to self-employed people who would normally be declined. Washington makes insurance companies sell individual health policies to anyone. And Florida guarantees individual health insurance coverage to "eligible" individuals.

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