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

Sep 28, 2020

Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity -- 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”:
The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity:

Avik Roy, “A Pathway To Consumer-Driven Universal Coverage,” Health Affairs, March 2020:

Avik Roy, “Medicare Advantage for All: A patient-centered plan for universal coverage and permanent fiscal solvency”:

Avik Roy, “Bruce Westerman’s Fair Care Act: Market-Based Universal Coverage”:

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: