No - there is no "right".
We have a weird system that health insurance is a "pre-tax' benefit. So, in effect, I pay less for my health insurance that my staff, because the tax implications are greater for me, being in a higher tax bracket.
The bossman pays just as much for my insurance as for the assistant in the office. If they gave us the cash instead, I would pay more in taxes than she would. I'm getting a better value.
Is that right? I don't know - that is just how it is.
So, to level the playing field, this bill is "taxing" upper level insurance plans.
the points being-
1)If we had to devise a health insurance system from scratch, I don't know what it would look like, but I doubt it would be an employer / pre tax benefit like we have now.
2)There is a fine line between personal responsibility and giving back / helping others get ahead. that line moves all the time, and we all put it in a different place.
so, what is reasonable replaces what is right, imo.
the problem is health care is expensive. "socialized" programs in Europe are running out of $ for the same reason we are (yes, our health care system, private and public are both running out of $. ask anyone who pays for part of their insurance premium) - not because their plan is predominantly govt run and ours is not, but because health care is expensive, and getting more so. The challenges are to figure out a way to make health care more efficient and to find a way to cover everyone, at least more people. In a world where resources are not infinite, covering more people on the lower end will come at the expense of those on the upper end. Unless we can find the $ somewhere else -which, we can't at the moment