Yes, Should Be Fixed Price (Quebec)
Yes, Means-Tested (France)
No, It Should Not Be Subsidized
Real solutions that are tough are never the answer. They're not..."fair". Another word that exists as nothing more than an emotional plea, devoid of logic and rationale.
My father retired for 20 hard years in the DC PD. What did he do after retirement? Got a job. He was a master carpenter so he was lucky to only work when he wanted to or felt he needed to. But he worked.
And it was not demeaning to have to work. Its what men do.