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Avik Roy
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Journalist and Healthcare Analyst
  • 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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Opinion Editor at Forbes; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; 2012 Romney policy advisor
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.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University School of Medicine
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Last week, I wrote about an article in the Los Angeles Times, on a then-as-yet unpublished report from the RAND Corporation, indicating that only one-third of Obamacare’s purported 7.1 million exchange sign-ups were from the previously uninsured. But Noam Levey, the author of the Times article, didn’t disclose RAND’s actual findings as to the actual number of previously uninsured exchange enrollees. Well, now we know why. RAND published the full ...
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The ratio matters a lot to the overall cost though.

CBO predicted 80% or so of the those purchasing on the exchanges would be uninsured.

In fact, the ratio is closer to opposite...which means that the overall cost of the program is likely to be MUCH higher than initially thought.  That is an important metric. 
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It has been one of Democrats’ favorite talking points: that thanks to Obamacare’s mandate that family-based insurance coverage cover “adult children” aged 18 to 26, “an additional 3 million young adults have gained coverage.” There’s only one problem. That figure is based on a misleading and superficial study by the Obama administration. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the proportion of young adults with private health coverage was...
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