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Avik Roy Discusses Healthcare Reform on Talk Back

Avik Roy is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the author of The Apothecary at Forbes, and a former healthcare reform adviser to the Mitt Romney Campaign.

Roy is a regular guest on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hays” and has occurred as a guest on Real Time with Bill Mahar as well as nearly every major news program as a commentator. On a local level, Roy was recently in Missoula where he spoke on “A Conservative Vision for Universal Coverage.”

Unlike many conservatives who simply talk about “repealing Obamacare,” Roy believes that full repeal is impractical and impossible with the current political structure of the Senate and Executive branch.

Roy’s believes that a conservative approach to reform can be built from the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. After reforming the exchanges to make them more diverse and more sustainable, Roy believes that seniors should be “migrated” into the more free market exchanges from Affordable Care Act and Medicare coverage.

To find out more about Roy’s ideas, read “The future of free-market healthcare” by Roy and Douglas Holtz-Eakin. The article was a lightning rod for controversy and spawned a host of responses from the likes of Paul Krugman and Matt Yglesis.

In response to the criticism, Roy and Holtz-Eakin published Holtz-Eakin and Roy: The Critics Are Wrong About the Future of Free-Market Health Care Reform.

Another great supplement to the conversation is Roy’s “Why Switzerland has the World’s Best Healthcare System.”


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