Grace-Marie Turner

Public Advisor

Grace-Marie founded the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization, in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform. She has been instrumental in developing and disseminating ideas to transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients.

She writes extensively about incentives to promote a more competitive, patient-centered marketplace in the health sector and testifies regularly before Congress and advises senior government officials, governors, and state legislators on health policy. Grace-Marie has been named repeatedly as one of “Washington’s 500 Most Influential People” on health policy by Washingtonian magazine and by Business Insider in 2020 as one of the 24 most powerful people advising the White House on healthcare.

She is the founder and facilitator of the Health Policy Consensus Group, a forum for analysts from market-oriented think tanks around the country to analyze and develop policy recommendations, and she was a leader in developing the group’s Health Care Choices proposal. She writes a column for Forbes, has been published in hundreds of news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today, and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and on countless radio and television programs.

She is the editor of Empowering Health Care Consumers through Tax Reform, a book peer-reviewed and published by the University of Michigan Press, and has authored and contributed to numerous other books and white papers. Grace-Marie speaks extensively in the U.S. and abroad, including Princeton and Harvard Universities, the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and the Gregorian University at the Vatican.

Grace-Marie also has served through presidential and congressional appointments on the National Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Long-Term Care Commission, and the Medicaid Commission. Her early career was in politics and journalism where she received numerous awards for her writings on policy, politics and economics.