'Death Spiral' From Low ACA Enrollment Unlikely, Study Says

Law360, Washington (December 18, 2013, 2:47 PM EST) -- The Kaiser Family Foundation said on Wednesday that Affordable Care Act critics have overplayed the risks associated with low young-adult enrollment in new insurance plans, claiming that even if young-adult enrollment is drastically lower than expected it won't result in a premium “death spiral.”

In a new report, the nonpartisan foundation claimed that even if only half of the expected young adults enroll in ACA health plans, insurance premiums will only rise by 2.4 percent, a far cry from the skyrocketing costs some have predicted if...
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