Wednesday, January 19, 2011

U.S. Rep. Tom Price and Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute President, To Speak at Georgia Public Policy Foundation Luncheon Event on Feb. 4

You are invited to attend a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Policy Briefing Luncheon at noon on Friday, February 4, 2011, at the Georgian Club, featuring Georgia Congressman Tom Price and Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute.

The event, “Health Care Prognosis and Prognostications,” launches a yearlong series of events in celebration of the Foundation’s milestone 20th anniversary in 2011. It focuses on the status of health care legislation and reform efforts in Washington and what they mean to Georgia.

U.S. Representative Tom Price, an outspoken advocate for patient-centered health care reform in Washington, was elected to Congress in November 2004 to represent Georgia’s Sixth District and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget committees. Before that, he served four terms in the Georgia State Senate and became the first Republican Majority Leader in the history of Georgia in 2002.

Congressman Price, an orthopedic surgeon, was Medical Director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta before his election to Congress. His signature legislation in Congress, the Empowering Patients First Act, would bring about positive changes to provide access for all Americans to affordable, quality health care. He is chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, considered the principal forum for the development of GOP legislative initiatives.

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 that 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.

Grace-Marie testifies regularly before Congress and advises senior government officials, governors and state legislators on health policy. She served a three-year term as a member of the National Advisory Council of Healthcare Research and Quality and served as a member of the Medicaid Commission. She is founder and facilitator of the Health Policy Consensus Group, a forum where analysts from market-oriented think tanks around the country analyze and develop policy recommendations. She is the editor of “Empowering Health Care Consumers through Tax Reform” and produces a widely read weekly electronic newsletter, Health Policy Matters.

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.

This event is $35 to attend. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. To register, click on this link: Difficulty registering? E-mail Media interested in attending this event please contact Benita Dodd at or 404-256-4050.

Who: U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute
What: “Health Care Prognosis and Prognostications,” a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Policy Briefing Luncheon
When: Noon, Friday, February 4, 2011
Where: The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: The Foundation is an independent, state-based think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit to read about innovative solutions to the state’s challenges or to watch streaming online video of Foundation events. Join the Foundation’s Facebook Page, discuss state issues on our community site, The Forum, or follow us on Twitter at
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