There was widespread concern when the mandate was repealed that the result would be a wave of younger and healthier Americans exiting the ACA markets. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Whatever flaws the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have, it appears that it can take a punch.

A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) finds that despite the repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate, premiums remained largely stable in 2019, easing fears that the system would enter a “death spiral” caused by enrollees leaving the market.

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