Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and opinion editor of Forbes, has joined the Marco Rubio presidential campaign.
Earlier, Roy tweeted to his followers that he was now on Team Rubio.
Roy became a frequent face on cable news four years ago, when he served as a healthcare policy adviser to Mitt Romney. He is the founder of Roy Healthcare Research, an investment research firm, and previously was an analyst and portfolio manager at Bain Capital and J.P. Morgan.
Roy is the principal author of The Apothecary (the Forbes blog on healthcare policy and entitlement reform), as well as author of Transcending Obamacare: A Patient-Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency (2014) and How Medicaid Fails the Poor (2013). His research interests include the Affordable Care Act, universal coverage, entitlement reform, international health systems, veterans’ health care, and FDA policy.
Roy had been working on Rick Perry’s presidential campaign. Perry dropped out of the race last month.