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Avik Roy
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During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump promised to begin repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act on Day One of his presidency. Within hours of his inauguration, he put a small down payment on that promise.
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GOP leaders have announced their intention to repeal key parts of Obamacare in early 2017, but delay the implementation of repeal for 2-3 years. Some conservatives are complaining about this delay, arguing that the GOP should replace Obamacare immediately. But GOP leadership is right—and here’s why.
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On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a strong pick, and one that increases the likelihood that Republicans will succeed in repealing and replacing Obamacare. Here’s why.
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LEAVE US POOR PEOPLE ALONG, UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE UP YOUR HEALTH CARE TO US, OR GIVE YOUR PENSION TO COVER OUR HEALTH CARE COST
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This morning, the Congressional Budget Office released a report arguing that the partial repeal of Obamacare contemplated by Republicans would wildly increase the number of people without health insurance, in ways that are difficult to understand. Here are four problems with the CBO’s analysis.
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Much to the surprise of those who haven't been paying attention, for at least 17 years, Donald Trump has been an advocate of universal coverage.
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The Obamacare repeal train is leaving the station. But while the GOP strategy of "repeal and delay" could pay off, it’s highly risky. If Republicans don’t get the initial repeal bill right, they’ll make it extremely difficult—if not impossible—to replace the ACA later on. Here's why.
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Pete Hegseth, the founder of Concerned Veterans for America, is being considered by Donald Trump for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Picking Hegseth would achieve something rare: the nomination of the single best qualified person to lead the VA.
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Throughout 2016, pundits were certain that Trump’s rhetoric would alienate minorities to an unprecedented degree. In what is arguably the biggest surprise of 2016, Donald Trump outperformed Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign on minority vote share. How did this happen?
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Video Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio on October 22, 2016. / AFP / Jay LaPrete (Photo credit should read JAY LAPRETE/AFP/Getty Images) Liberal tongues were wagging all over the internet on Friday, because Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, while guaranteeing health insurance [...]
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President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity; Opinion Editor at Forbes; former policy advisor to Rubio, Perry, Romney.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University School of Medicine
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Male
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Avik is pronounced "OH-vick."
Work
Occupation
Think Tank President, Journalist, Policy Adviser
Employment
  • Forbes
    Opinion Editor, 2014 - present
  • Roy Healthcare Research
    Managing Partner, 2012 - present
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
    Senior Fellow, 2011 - 2016
  • Forbes
    Contributor, 2010 - 2013
  • The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
    President, 2016 - present
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Austin, TX
Previously
Rochester Hills, MI - San Antonio, TX - Cambridge, MA - New Haven, CT - Boston, MA - New York, NY