Most Americans get their insurance from the government or on the job. About 6%, or 18 million Americans, go into the individual market to buy it. They're the ones we're worried about. They're the ones we're seeking to help. They're the ones who are terrified by the prospect of skyrocketing premiums, and even the possibility that they might not be able to buy insurance at all.
But, I do not believe that congress will want to fail to deal with a problem that will hurt millions of Americans if we allow it to continue.>> What is really at stake is that patients and families across the country are now looking ahead to next year. To many of those families, that out of pocket cost reduction payment we're debating here in congress has nothing to do with politics.
It has everything to do with whether they'll be able to make ends meet at the end of the month. They are looking to this congress and administration and asking what we plan to do. So I am very glad the Democrats and Republicans agreed we need to act.