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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.


Articles By Dr. Tevi Troy

Video: Israel in Washington

January 27, 2021

Presidential historian and JPC Fellow Tevi Troy recently wrote, “Israel has been a battleground for staff in presidential administrations, especially those run by Democrats… Looking back at the history dating to its founding in 1948, one can plausibly argue that Israel has been better off with Democratic fractiousness than with harmony.” He will tell us […]

“The President Needs Help”

December 11, 2020

I admit it. I read Appendix II first, and I’m pretty sure you will too. When the book is subtitled “Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump” and the Appendix is called “White House Nicknames,” you have to go there. You will be rewarded. Hamas, Yoda, Keyser Soze, Nurse Ratched, Fat Kraut, and GK […]

What to do About Health Care

July 10, 2017

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 […]

The Next Two Years

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