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Avik Roy is President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP.org), a non-partisan, non-profit think tank expanding opportunity to those who least have it. Roy’s work has been praised on both the right and the left. National Review has called him one of the nation’s “sharpest policy minds,” while the New York Times’ Paul Krugman described him as man of “personal and moral courage.”
Roy has advised three presidential candidates, 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 also serves as the Policy Editor at Forbes, where he writes on politics and policy. NBC’s Chuck Todd, on Meet the Press, said Roy was one “of the most thoughtful guys [who has] been debating” health care reform. Ezra Klein, editor-in-chief of Vox.com, called Roy’s health care blog one of the few “blogs I disagree with [that] I check daily.”
Roy is the author of How Medicaid Fails the Poor. He serves on the advisory boards of the National Institute for Health Care Management, the National Academy of Medicine Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows, the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, and the Bitcoin Policy Institute; is a Senior Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center; co-chaired the Fixing Veterans Health Care Policy Taskforce; and serves on the Boards of Directors of CrowdHealth and the Texas Bitcoin Foundation.
Roy has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Atlantic. He has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, HBO, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Previously, he was a healthcare investor at Bain Capital, JPMorgan, and other firms.