by Rachad Davis
September 16, 2016
Co-Founder and President,
Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP)
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.
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, and HBO. His work has also appeared in The Atlantic, USA Today, National Affairs, and The American Spectator, among other publications. He is the author of How Medicaid Fails the Poor, published by Encounter Books in 2013, and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Health Care Management.
At the Manhattan Institute, Roy’s research interests include the Affordable Care Act, universal coverage, entitlement reform, international health systems, 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.