Grace-Marie Turner

Public Advisor

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

Turner is founder and facilitator of the Health Policy Consensus Group which serves as a forum for analysts from market-oriented think tanks around the country to analyze and develop policy recommendations. She testifies regularly before Congress and advises senior government officials on health policy.

Turner has been published in hundreds of major newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today, and has appeared on radio and television nationwide. She edited Empowering Health Care Consumers through Tax Reform, co-authored Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America, and has contributed to numerous other books. Turner also 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 has served as a member of the Long Term Care Commission, the National Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Medicaid Commission. She currently serves on the board of the Winston Health Policy Fellowship, the Steamboat Institute, and is a volunteer policy advisor to the Catholic Medical Association, Docs4PatientCare, and other organizations.