Andrew Hammond and Ariel Jurow Kleiman Call Out Shortcomings of December’s Covid Relief Package and Call On Congress to Enact Meaningful Social Welfare Reform

Ariel Jurow Kleiman (14), Associate Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, and Andrew Hammond (16), Assistant Professor of Law at University of Florida, coauthored an opinion piece for Penn Law’s The Regulatory Review discussing the inadequacies of December’s Covid relief package and outlining measures to increase support for struggling Americans (“Americans Need a Stronger Safety Net, Not Just Stimulus Checks,” Jan. 11). “[M]any people who are truly suffering need more support for a longer period. . . . [C]ongress should work toward enacting universal health insurance coverage, legislating a child allowance that meaningfully supports all families in need, and streamlining existing safety net programs including Medicaid, SNAP, and unemployment insurance to provide faster relief in difficult times.”