This is the first line of your article:"Most politicians, and probably most Americans, see health care as a right. " Stop..no need to read anymore.
The health of your spouse, children and family should never be determined upon how much money you earn.
Go to other countries and find out why children die of Tetnus after 7 days of being born. Why, because they cannot afford the 50 cent tetnus shot. That child could have grown up to be a great person, leader, contributor to society...but because they cannot afford basic health care because of their monetary wealth their child die, while others who could afford basic healthcare their child can live. That's why people like Gates, Clinton, Buffet, George W. Bush and many others travel the world.