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Avik Roy, President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (Part Two)

Seay the Future Podcast

We are back for Part Two with Avik Roy, President of FREOPP based in Austin, TX. In this episode, we dive into healthcare policy solutions, the future of healthcare, and more about his current work with the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP). Enjoy!

52mins

1 Sep 2021

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Avik Roy, President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (Part One)

Seay the Future Podcast

Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP). Avik was born to Indian immigrants in Rochester, Michigan, a place that instilled in him a lifelong fondness for the Michigan Wolverines and the Detroit Red Wings. He finished high school in San Antonio, Texas, where USA Today named him to its All-USA High School Academic First Team, honoring the top 20 seniors in the country.After training as a scientist at MIT and as a physician at Yale Medical School, Avik moved to Boston to join a then-unknown investment firm called Bain Capital, where he focused on identifying biotechnology companies developing therapies for diseases that had heretofore gone untreated.In 2009, as President Obama’s health reform bill was being debated in Congress, Avik started a blog about health care policy. “I couldn’t find anything to read that I agreed with, so I started writing it myself.” Avik’s blog, The Apothecary, was soon picked up by Reihan Salam at National Review, and Matt Herper at Forbes. In 2012, Avik joined Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign as a health care policy advisor. By 2014, Avik was Forbes’ Opinion Editor, and Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd was calling Avik “the go-to policy wonk critic of the health care law…the guru.”In 2015, Avik moved to Austin, where he ran the foreign and domestic policy shops for Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential campaign. In that capacity, Avik 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.” Later in the primaries, Avik advised Florida Senator Marco Rubio.Avik has been a central figure in the debate over how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan he developed with his FREOPP colleagues for reopening the U.S. economy while COVID-19 endures changed the debate about whether partial reopenings were possible in the spring and summer of 2020. A second plan, focused on safely reopening schools and colleges, shaped policies around the country in the fall of that year. “A source close to the White House said officials were closely watching his recommendations for addressing the coronavirus pandemic,” noted Business Insider in 2020.

1hr 1min

25 Aug 2021

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AAM All Access - Avik Roy

AAM All Access

Today our guest is Avik Roy, one of the most powerful speakers on the importance of competition and what real-world competition does for consumers. Avik has helped shape the national conversation on prescription drug policy. He's authored The Competition Prescription: A Market-Based Plan for Affordable Drugs, and What Medicare Can Learn from Other Countries on Drug pricing.

50mins

19 Jul 2021

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Ep 291 | Hunter Biden Could Shoot Someone on Fifth Avenue and Get Away with It | Guest: Avik Roy

Stu Does America

It seems like Joe Biden and his ilk can get away with anything these days, doesn't it? Case in point: Son Hunter and his liberal use of the N-word ... where is the woke cancel culture mob over this? Stu investigates. Then, Forbes policy editor Avik Roy joins to discuss El Salvador's embrace of Bitcoin as a national currency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

10 Jun 2021

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Wins & Losses - Clay welcomes back Avik Roy

2 Pros and a Cup of Joe

This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined for a second time by Avik Roy. Clay and Avik discuss a number of different topics, all in relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic in this country and around the world. Clay asks Avik how he would grade the United States’ response to COVID, and the two also discuss the closures of schools that are still taking place in a number of different areas of the country. Clay also asks Avik to talk about how the world of sports handled and has handled the pandemic, the vaccine, and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 39mins

21 Jan 2021

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Clay welcomes back Avik Roy

Wins & Losses with Clay Travis

This week on Wins & Losses, Clay Travis is joined for a second time by Avik Roy. Clay and Avik discuss a number of different topics, all in relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic in this country and around the world. Clay asks Avik how he would grade the United States’ response to COVID, and the two also discuss the closures of schools that are still taking place in a number of different areas of the country. Clay also asks Avik to talk about how the world of sports handled and has handled the pandemic, the vaccine, and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 39mins

21 Jan 2021

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A More Sensible Approach to Fixing Health Care, Dr. Avik Roy

Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw

Dr. Avik Roy returns for a conversation about market-driven solutions to creating affordable and accessible health care coverage for all Americans. As the national conversation continues shifting towards one-size-fits all single payer systems, Dr. Roy shows us how we can provide low-cost, high-quality coverage without destroying the foundations which make this the most innovative health care system in the world. Dr. Avik Roy is the co-founder of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity – a non-partisan organization dedicated to considering the impact of public policies and proposed reforms on Americans with incomes or wealth below the U.S. median. He is the author of How Medicaid Fails the Poor, and Affordable Health Care for Every Generation: A Patient-Centered Plan for Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency. He is a senior advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center, serves on the advisory board of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and co-chaired the Fixing Veterans Health Care Policy Taskforce. He is also the policy editor at Forbes. Follow him on Twitter at @Avik.

34mins

17 Oct 2020

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86 - Avik Roy, National Policy Expert on What  Healthcare Reform Should Look Like

A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity -- FREOPP.org a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that conducts original research on expanding opportunity to those who least have it. Avik is one of our nation’s sharpest policy minds, and has advised three presidential candidates on policy, including Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney. Avik and I have worked together for years at the Bipartisan Policy Center, engaging with colleagues across the aisle to formulate bipartisan health care reform solutions.  On today’s episode, he shares how he’s working to make a bipartisan healthcare deal a reality, one Member at a time.  Papers & websites mentioned in today’s episode: Bipartisan Policy Center, “Bipartisan Rx for America’s Health Care”: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/report/bipartisan-rx/ The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity: https://freopp.org/ Avik Roy, “A Pathway To Consumer-Driven Universal Coverage,” Health Affairs, March 2020: https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.01435 Avik Roy, “Medicare Advantage for All: A patient-centered plan for universal coverage and permanent fiscal solvency”: https://freopp.org/medicare-advantage-for-all-ace74a1cb3bb Avik Roy, “Bruce Westerman’s Fair Care Act: Market-Based Universal Coverage”: https://freopp.org/bruce-westermans-fair-care-act-market-based-universal-coverage-74480ea70d1a We also wanted to share with our listeners FREOPP’s newly announced World Index of Healthcare Innovation, a first-of-its-kind ranking of 31 national health care systems on quality, choice, science & technology, and fiscal sustainability. Learn more here: https://freopp.org/wihi2020-505b1b60bce6

52mins

28 Sep 2020

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A More Sensible Approach to Future Pandemics, with Dr. Avik Roy

Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw

Dr. Avik Roy joins us for a pragmatic look at America’s approach to the COVID-19 response thus far and how it compares to other countries which fared better or worse than us. From lockdowns to school re-openings, there is much we can learn from the past eight months to better prepare ourselves for the future. Dr. Avik Roy is the co-founder of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity – a non-partisan organization dedicated to considering the impact of public policies and proposed reforms on Americans with incomes or wealth below the U.S. median. He is the author of How Medicaid Fails the Poor, and Affordable Health Care for Every Generation: A Patient-Centered Plan for Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency. He is a senior advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center, serves on the advisory board of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and co-chaired the Fixing Veterans Health Care Policy Taskforce. He is also the policy editor at Forbes. Follow him on Twitter at @Avik.

50mins

9 Sep 2020

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Avik Roy: Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

The Power Hungry Podcast

Whether the issue is climate, energy, or the response to Covid-19, the use of the word “science” has become -- in the words of Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity -- a “cloak of virtue.” In this episode, Robert Bryce talks to Avik about the need to view scientific evidence dispassionately, the limits of models, the American health care system, why his mother is a Democrat, and why, even in the midst of the pandemic, he is hopeful about our future.

1hr 2mins

4 Aug 2020

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