Liberty Chats, Episode 41: Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute

On this episode of Liberty Chats, host Anastasia Ratcliff, member of The Steamboat Institute’s Emerging Leaders Council, interviews Grace-Marie Turner, who leads the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform. Anastasia and Grace-Marie discuss aspects of the healthcare system in America and how policy coincides with the work of the Galen Institute.

Grace-Marie has been instrumental in developing and promoting ideas for reform to transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients.  She speaks and writes extensively about incentives to promote a more competitive, patient-centered marketplace in the health sector.

  • She testifies regularly before Congress and advises senior government officials, governors, and state legislators on health policy.
  • She was named by the Speaker of the House to serve as a member of the Long Term Care Commission in 2013.
  • Previously, Grace-Marie served for a three-year term on the National Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and she served as a member of the Medicaid Commission, making recommendations to modernize and improve Medicaid.

Grace-Marie Turner was named one of “Washington’s 500 Most Influential People” in 2022 by Washingtonian magazine for the second year in a row. She has been published in hundreds of major newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today, and has appeared on countless radio and television programs. She edited Empowering Health Care Consumers through Tax Reform and has contributed to numerous other books. She speaks widely, including at Harvard University, the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and the Gregorian University at the Vatican.

Grace-Marie 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 serves on the boards of the Steamboat Institute and the Winston Fellowship and is a volunteer policy advisor to the Catholic Medical Association, Paragon Health Institute, Docs4PatientCare, and other organizations.

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. Her early career was in politics and journalism where she received numerous awards for her writings on policy, politics and economics.

Learn more about Grace-Marie at the Galen Institute at:

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