Dr. Tevi Troy
Tevi Troy is Founder and President of the American Health Policy Institute and previously served as Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. He is the author of the best-selling “What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House.” As Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration, Dr. Troy led the largest civilian department in the federal government, overseeing Medicare, Medicaid, food and drug safety, disease prevention, and other government programs. He also served as Deputy Assistant and then Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, and as the White House Jewish liaison.
Dr. Troy has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.A and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Troy lives in Maryland with his wife Kami and four children.
The current debate over health care reform obscures the many problems that exist in the U.S. health care system. Too many people are uninsured – approximately 29 million – despite spending billions of dollars under the Affordable Care Act. We spend way too much money on health care – about 18 percent of GDP, twice […]
inFOCUS: Following the change of parties controlling the Senate, and in light of Republican victories in Washington and elsewhere, issues of both politics and policies arise. First, how lame is a lame-duck President? Does the responsibility for “reaching out” lie with the ins or with the outs? Tevi Troy: Lame duckedness is overstated. As long […]