Most American schools and colleges pay for employee healthcare
out of their budgets. Education activists are enthusiastic that a
Medicare-for-All approach for faculty and staff would free up
billions of dollars for classrooms.
Los Angeles schools, for example, could cut their current $1
billion healthcare bill in half, according to John Perez, a
retired president of United Teachers Los Angeles.
Candidate Donald Trump told the American people he didn’t want to
cut Social Security, but Republicans have opposed the system
since its creation during the Depression.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has talked about “means testing”
Social Security. In other words, wealthy seniors wouldn’t get
benefits because they don’t need them. But they wouldn’t pay into
the system, either, and losing the top 10 percent of contributors
could lead to financial havoc.