Avik Roy

Avik Roy

  • Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute
  • Opinion Editor at Forbes
  • 2012 Healthcare policy adviser to Mitt Romney

Avik Roy is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the Opinion Editor at Forbes. In 2012, Roy served as a health care policy adviser to Mitt Romney. NBC's Chuck Todd, on Meet the Press, described Roy as one "of the most thoughtful guys that [has] been debating" health care reform. He is the author of Transcending Obamacare: A Patient-Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency.

Roy is also principal author of The Apothecary, the influential Forbes blog on health care policy and entitlement reform. MSNBC's Chris Hayes calls The Apothecary "one of the best takes from conservatives on that set of issues." Ezra Klein, in the Washington Post, calls The Apothecary one of the few "blogs I disagree with [that] I check daily."

In addition, Roy writes regularly for National Review Online on politics and policy. He is a frequent guest on television news programs, including appearances on Fox News, Fox Business, NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, PBS, CBS, and HBO. His work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, USA Today, Health Affairs, and National Affairs, among other publications. He is the author of How Medicaid Fails the Poor, published by Encounter Books in 2013.

Roy is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and co-chairs the Fixing Veterans Health Care Policy Taskforce.

At the Manhattan Institute, Roy's research interests include the Affordable Care Act, universal coverage, entitlement reform, international health systems, veterans' health care, and FDA policy. Roy is the founder of Roy Healthcare Research, an investment research firm in New York. Previously, he served as an analyst and portfolio manager at Bain Capital, J.P. Morgan, and other firms.

He was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from high school in San Antonio, Texas. USA Today named him to its All-USA High School Academic First Team, honoring the top 20 high school seniors in the country. Roy was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied molecular biology, and the Yale University School of Medicine.

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