Young invincibles they are not. A large majority of young adults say they want health insurance and believe it's worth the expense, according to Kaiser Family Foundation's latest health tracking poll released this week.

The information is important since young adults' participation in the new law is important to its overall success. Experts say their participation will be important to balancing insurance pools and holding down premiums.

More than seven in 10 young adults — people ages 18 to 30 — say having health insurance is "very important," and similar amounts feel it is something they need and that it is worth the money, according to the poll. That's in part because of their fear of paying medical bills for a serious illness or accident.  

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