The Healthy Skeptic is a website designed to provide general information about health care and the health system for readers. It is written by Kevin Roche, who has many years experience working in the health industry and maintained by Roche Consulting, LLC. Mr. Roche is available to assist health care companies through consulting arrangements and may be reached via email at [email protected] or through the contact form on this page.
Kevin Roche received a law degree and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. He worked as a law clerk for a federal judge, at the Minnesota Attorney General’s office and at the law firm of Lindquist & Vennum. He was assistant general counsel at Park Nicollet Medical Center and American MedCenters before becoming General Counsel of UnitedHealth Group, a position he held during the company’s rapid growth and multiple acquisitions. Mr. Roche then founded and ran the Ingenix (now Optum Insight) division of UnitedHealth. After leaving UnitedHealth, he has worked as an investor, legal and business advisor, and consultant in the health care field, including as a principal in Vita Advisors, LLC; as a senior consultant for Triple Tree and as founder of Roche Consulting. Mr. Roche has served on the boards of several companies, including Virtual Radiologics, Genoa Healthcare, Tactile Medical, Medication Management Systems, Oak Street Health, Cogentix Medical, Pursuit Vascular, MedPricer, TrakCel, Inc., Emerging Therapy Solutions, Inc., RxFunction, Inc. and InfoMedics. Mr. Roche is currently co-founder of Emerging Therapy Solutions, Inc. which manages cell, gene and other expensive therapies for the payer industry. Mr. Roche researches and writes extensively on health care and other public policy issues. He has substantial experience in health care mergers and acquisitions, having participated in over 70 transactions with sizes up to several billion dollars.
Mr. Roche works and lives in Minneapolis. He is married with three children. Mr. Roche also owns a timber and farming business and enjoys travel around the world.