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The Republican National Convention set “Make America Safe Again” as its opening day theme. To millions of viewers on TV, and tens of thousands in Cleveland, the GOP had an opportunity to lay out its vision of how to strengthen America at home and abroad. But the Trumpified GOP had only two policy proposals last night: Deport more Mexicans, and kill more Muslims.
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So much for the line that major party conventions are boring, scripted informercials. On Day 3 of the Republican National Convention, Ted Cruz pointedly refused to endorse Donald Trump for President. Cruz’s bet is that if Trump loses, Cruz will be able to say “I told you so” and inherit the conservative mantle. But Cruz’s power play will only work if he’s right about the composition of the GOP coalition. And he may very well be wrong.
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Last night in a consequential referendum, Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. From a policy standpoint, there were meritorious reasons for Britain to remain, and also for Britain to leave. But what’s telling about the ‘Leave’ victory is the politics of the vote. The same forces animating American politics in 2016 are animating politics around the globe. American observers won’t be able to wish them away.
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Last week, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.)—the fourth-highest-ranking member of the House of Representatives—introduced pioneering and well-crafted legislation that would dramatically improve veterans’ health care in the United States. For those veterans who have been waiting in line to receive care from a VA facility, it comes not a moment too soon.
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Last night, by winning the Indiana primary and forcing Ted Cruz to drop out, Donald Trump effectively clinched the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. This has led some Republican hands to reconcile themselves to Trump as their best hope to defeat Hillary Clinton. But a party that willingly places Donald Trump at the top of the ticket has relinquished its claim to the allegiance of principled conservatives.
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It has not been conservative the last 8 years,giving obama everthing Nguyen he wanted
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UnitedHealth Group, America’s largest health insurer, announced today that it would be abandoning Obamacare’s insurance exchanges, after absorbing hundreds of millions in losses. While the exchanges can continue to function without United, United’s departure could represent the “canary in the coal mine”: a signal that other insurers will not be able to remain in these highly unstable markets.
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Last night at the Republican National Convention, one guy delivered the most articulate and effective case for President Donald Trump that you’ll ever hear. And it wasn’t Paul Ryan or Chris Christie, but Donald Trump Jr.
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Last month, House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the GOP’s comprehensive plan for health reform. It included 30-odd pages of constructive proposals for replacing Obamacare, reforming entitlements, and promoting innovation. But the plan was also notable for what it didn’t contain: a clear plan to tackle the high and rising price of branded prescription drugs.
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Today, after years of hearings and speeches and debates, the Paul Ryan-led House of Representatives has done something it has not done before: it has released a comprehensive, 37-page proposal to reform nearly every federal health care program, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. No proposal is perfect—and we’ll get to the Ryan plan’s imperfections—but, all in all, we would have a far better health care system with the Ryan plan than we ...
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Last night, it finally became official. Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee for President. It’s a great moment for the former Secretary of State, who stands a very good chance of acquiring the most powerful office in the country. But Bernie Sanders has won the more consequential contest: the battle for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party.
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On Tuesday, Donald Trump crushed the opposition, winning 110 of the 119 bound delegates available in the “Acela primary” of northeastern states. Ted Cruz tried to bounce back by naming former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his Vice Presidential pick. Cruz is hoping that Fiorina’s roots in California could help him compete better in that state’s crucial June 7 primary. But the Fiorina pick could well assure Donald Trump the GOP nomination.
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  • Forbes
    Opinion Editor, 2014 - present
  • Roy Healthcare Research
    Managing Partner, 2012 - present
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
    Senior Fellow, 2011 - present
  • Forbes
    Contributor, 2010 - 2013
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Rochester Hills, MI - San Antonio, TX - Cambridge, MA - New Haven, CT - Boston, MA
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Opinion Editor at Forbes; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; 2012 Romney policy advisor
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Avik Roy is the Opinion Editor at Forbes, and a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He is principal author of The Apothecary, the influential Forbes blog on health care policy and entitlement reform. In 2012, he served as a health care policy advisor to Mitt Romney.

To contact him, click here. To receive a weekly e-mail digest of articles from The Apothecary, sign up here, or you can subscribe to The Apothecary’s RSS feed or Roy's Twitter feed. The Apothecary also has a Facebook page, where you can track new posts as they are published.

Roy is also a columnist at National Review, where he writes about politics, policy, and culture. His work has also appeared in National Affairs, USA Today, The Atlantic, and other publications. He is a frequent guest on television news programs, including appearances on MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg, PBS, and HBO. Videos of his appearances can be found on his YouTube channel.

Roy is also the founder of Roy Healthcare Research, an investment research firm in New York. Previously, Roy worked as an analyst and portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan, Bain Capital, and other firms.
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University School of Medicine
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Avik is pronounced "OH-vick."