New Article (Forthcoming): Andrew Hammond, Americans Outside the Welfare State, Mich. L. Rev. 49 (2020).
This Article is the first scholarly work to draw attention to these discrepancies in legal status and social protection. It surveys the eligibility rules and financing structure of disability benefits, food assistance, and health insurance for low-income Americans in the states and the territories. A comprehensive account of these practices provokes questions about the tiers of citizenship built by a fragmented and devolved American state.