Archive: Ross Marchand
Ross Marchand is a Catalyst Policy Fellow and the director of policy for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. He focuses on a range of issues, ranging from health-care reform to internet regulation to Postal Service-related issues. Ross is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University, where he received his MA in economics in 2016. He has interned for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council, analyzing and blogging on a variety of public policy issues.
FDA Must Allow, Not Thwart, Genetic Testing Revolution
Rather than restricting lifesaving innovations, the FDA should greenlight genetic testing and allow the market to develop.
We Already Have Government-Run Healthcare in US: Just Ask Native Americans
According to its patients, this much talked about “right” to healthcare amounts to very little in reality.
Lawmakers, Bureaucrats Need to End War on Video Games
Onerous government regulations of video games would raise prices on millions while harming mental health.
Why Cats Pay a Lower Price for CAT Scans
Increasing consumer exposure to prices and empowering them to pay medical expenses directly is key to keeping costs under control.
With the Right Reforms, Gene Therapy Can Cure Millions
Gene therapies carry tremendous potential, but this upside can only be realized via the comprehensive and coordinated reform of federal policies.
Rising Red Ink Is a Good Sign… Except When Government is Doing the Spending
While consumer debt is rising, surging private red ink is actually a vote of confidence in an increasingly-bright future.
A “Great Stagnation” for Bureaucrats
Even as President Trump leads a deregulatory drive, many downright-ludicrous bureaucratic actions proceed unchecked.
Our Healthcare Sector Needs Reform, Not the Guillotine
Instead of reinventing the wheel, policymakers should work to reduce costs and bureaucracy within the current system.
Regulators Must Recognize New Technologies’ Benefits
Various recognition software has a bright future if government can prevent its abuse and allow free enterprise to take the lead.