I stopped reading Chavez column when I got to this line:
"According to liberals, justice demands that everyone have the same level of health care. " I stopped because it is just one more example, among millions, where conservatives prefer to argue with straw men instead of confronting reality. Thier argument always seem powerful and convincing, and the conservative entertainment complex (Like TH) goes :"YEAH !!! THAT"S IT". Then, when the real opponent shows up, conservative positions cannot prevail.
Justice does not require everyone have equivalent health care. Justice requires that everyone have a baseline of effective health care, and if you have the money to go beyond that, feel free.