Avik Roy

Avik Roy is a journalist and policy advisor. Originally an investment analyst, he co-founded and is president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. While working as an investment research analyst in the late 2000s, Roy began blogging in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, from a critical point of view. The blog was republished at National Review Online, and moved to Forbes in 2011. Roy has published two books about the Affordable Care Act, as well as research and proposals though the Manhattan Institute, where he was a senior fellow from 2011 to 2016.

Roy has been a policy advisor to three Republican Party presidential candidates. He was a health care policy advisor to Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign and was the senior advisor to Rick Perry's 2016 campaign. After Rick Perry withdrew from the race, Roy joined the 2016 presidential campaign of Marco Rubio as a policy advisor. At Forbes, National Review, and other venues, Roy writes on other topics related to politics and policy. Roy's financial and medical background, along with his experience on presidential campaigns makes him a frequent guest on cable news networks such as Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC, CNBC and Bloomberg Television.