Grace-Marie Turner

Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a public-policy research organization she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over ideas to transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients. She has served on several federal commissions, including the Long-Term Care Commission, the National Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Medicaid Commission. She testifies regularly before Congress, has been published in hundreds of newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. She edited Empowering Health Care Consumers through Tax Reform and has contributed to numerous other books. Grace-Marie speaks extensively in the U.S. and abroad, including Harvard University, the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and the Gregorian University at the Vatican. She received the 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award for Promotion of Consumer Driven Health Care from Consumer Health World. In the mid-1990s, Grace-Marie served as executive director of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform. For 12 years, she was president of Arnett & Co., a health-policy analysis and communications firm. She worked as a Washington correspondent for the Copley newspapers from 1976 to 1983 and received several Ring of Truth awards for her writings on politics and economics. She is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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