Good article summing up this notion, that is rampant in our culture. We all say we want health care spending increases to slow, just not our spending! And he is right on about how the tax on high value plans would work....the point is to pass the costs down to consumers of health care. I would still prefer tax exclusion of employer provided insurance, it more clearly links the issue of cost to individual behavior.
And this is a useful post, illustrating rate of cost increase in Medicare v. private insurance. Medicare is going to bankrupt us if we do nothing, but will do so slower than will private insurance.