In a recent poll con­duct­ed by the Kaiser Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion, it was found that 57% of those who pur­chased a plan through the new exchanges (and that doesn’t count new enrollees in the pri­vate mar­ket, which also had gains) were not pre­vi­ous­ly insured.  Despite the avail­abil­i­ty of sub­si­dies, how­ev­er, 40% of those who bought the plan and qual­i­fy for sub­si­dies are still strug­gling to pay the month­ly pre­mi­um.  Inter­est­ing find­ings include the sta­tis­tic that 39% report­ed that the pre­mi­ums for their new plans were high­er than before, and also that 46% said there were not con­fi­dent that they would be able to cov­er the expens­es required under the plan design they chose.