Dr. Troy was previously the Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and presently is founding President of The American Health Policy Institute, and a writer and consultant on healthcare and domestic policy.
In his role as Deputy Secretary of HHS, Dr. Troy was the chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government, with a budget of $716 billion and more than 67,000 employees. In that position, he oversaw all operations, including Medicare, Medicaid, public health, medical research, food and drug safety, welfare, child and family services, disease prevention, and mental health services. He served as the Regulatory Policy Officer for HHS, overseeing the development and approval of all HHS regulations and significant guidance.
Dr. Troy has extensive White House experience, having served in multiple high-level positions over a five-year period, culminating in his service as Deputy Assistant and Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, where he ran the Domestic Policy Council and was the White House’s lead adviser on healthcare, labor, education, transportation, immigration, crime, veterans and welfare. Dr. Troy also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor.
Dr. Troy has held high-level positions on Capitol Hill as well. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Troy served as the Policy Director for Senator John Ashcroft. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Troy was Senior Domestic Policy Adviser and later Domestic Policy Director for the House Policy Committee, chaired by Christopher Cox. Dr. Troy has also been a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a Researcher at the American Enterprise Institute.
Dr. Troy’s many other affiliations include serving as a member of the publication committee of National Affairs, a member of the Board of Fellows of the Jewish Policy Center, a Visiting Scholar at the School of Policy and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, a member of the International Advisory Council for APCO Worldwide, and a regular contributor to National Review Online.