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.
Language-Based Disability Criteria Has No Place in Modern, Pluralistic America
Policymakers should scrap language considerations from the disability “grid” and reserve disability dollars for Americans that truly need them.
Our Titanic Healthcare System Needs Real Reform, Not Deck Chair Shuffling
Rather than debating who should pay for high medical bills, policymakers should focus on reducing costs.
Contra Foreign Travel Fearmongering, It’s Never Been Safer to Go Abroad
We should celebrate an ever-safer travel industry that creates jobs and opportunities for millions in the U.S. and overseas.
Make Sure Rules and Regulations Pass the Smell Test
At the federal, state, and local levels, overregulation has households and businesses struggling to keep their heads above water against a tsunami of compliance costs.
In Praise of À La Carte
The world of pricing products and services has become far more efficient and consumer-friendly.
Let’s Ditch the Census
Innovation in enumeration can lead to more accurate data, giving policymakers a wealth of useful information without the stain of politics.
Charging Patients More Upfront Leads to More Affordable Healthcare
More skin in the game means lower costs for consumers and eventually taxpayers via lower federal health program costs.
UN Biodiversity Report Confirms the Sky Is Not Falling
The UN report (subtly) admits what many in the press won’t: indicators aren’t so bad, and capitalism can help save the environment.
State Flexibility Is Key to Improving Medicaid
With greater experimentation, states can turn around Medicaid’s lackluster outcomes and help millions of beneficiaries lead better lives.