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AVIK ROY is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the Opinion Editor at Forbes. He has advised three presidential candidates on policy, including Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney.
As the Senior Advisor to Perry’s campaign in 2015, Roy was also the lead author of Gov. Perry’s major policy speeches. The Wall Street Journal called Perry’s address on intergenerational black poverty “the speech of the campaign so far.” Roy is author of Transcending Obamacare: A Patient-Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency, and How Medicaid Fails the Poor.
On NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd called Roy one of “the most thoughtful guys” debating health care reform. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called The Apothecary, Roy’s influential health policy blog, “one of the best takes from conservatives on that set of issues.” Ezra Klein, in the Washington Post, called The Apothecary one of the few “blogs I disagree with [that] I check daily.”
In addition to writing regularly for National Review, Roy’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, USA Today, Health Affairs, and National Affairs. He is a frequent guest on television, including appearances on NBC, CBS, HBO, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and Fox News. Roy serves on the advisory board of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and co-chaired the Fixing Veterans Health Care Policy Taskforce.
Roy is the founder of Roy Healthcare Research, an investment research firm, and previously was an analyst and portfolio manager at Bain Capital and J.P. Morgan.
As a high school senior, Roy was named to USA Today’s All-USA High School Academic First Team, which honors the top 20 seniors in the country. He was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied molecular biology, and the Yale University School of Medicine.