Grace-Marie Turner


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A former reporter The Albuquerque Journal and San Diego Union-Tribune, Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a nonprofit research organization focusing on patient-centered health reform.

Readers may write her at Galen, 128 So. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314 or e-mail her at [email protected]

Most Recent Articles by Grace-Marie Turner:

Putting bandages on a dying program won’t help, we need to start anew

Sep 23, 2016 — Grace-Marie Turner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After embracing ObamaCare, Hillary Clinton surely must be hoping that health reform stays in the background in the presidential campaign, even as events blast it into the headlines.

Costs for individual ObamaCare policies are expected to be 24 percent higher next year.  Voters will see for themselves the huge premium spikes when open enrollment starts—just a week before election day.

Insurers are pulling out of the exchanges after losing billions of dollars, leaving people with fewer choices.  Deductibles are soaring to as high as $12,000 on exchanges policies, and many people say they might as well be uninsured.

Supremes should declare ObamaCare unconstitutional

Mar 27, 2012 — Grace-Marie Turner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — ObamaCare is unconstitutional down to its very DNA.  The U.S. Supreme Court can save itself and the country years of litigation by striking down the entire law when it issues its decision this summer.

ObamaCare’s latest assault on freedom

Feb 1, 2012 — Grace-Marie Turner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Catholic Church has unleashed a firestorm of opposition to the Obama Administration’s announcement last month that it will require religious-affiliated organizations to provide coverage by next year for contraception — including controversial drugs that can abort an early pregnancy.

Congress must act quickly to halt this power grab by unelected technocrats

Aug 4, 2011 — Grace-Marie Turner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — There is no question that Medicare must be improved to provide better health benefits to seniors at lower costs.  But Congress is abdicating its constitutional responsibility by giving a panel of 15 unelected technocrats the power to cut Medicare spending and make decisions which will only result in rationing of care.

The Op-Ed on Generic Drugs

Apr 25, 2011 — Grace-Marie Turner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The whole point of providing a prescription drug benefit in any health plan is to make sure that patients have access to the right medicines to treat their specific illnesses.

Why, then, would some analysts recommend that state officials limit the prescription drugs available through Medicaid just to generic drugs when evidence shows those may not be the right drugs for individual patients?