Gail Wilensky

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Gail R. Wilensky
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Born (1943-06-14) June 14, 1943 (age 79)
Occupationhealth economist
Known forProject HOPE

Gail R. Wilensky (born June 14, 1943) is an American health economist who has worked for Republican administrations and candidacies.[1][2]


Wilensky headed Medicare under the first president Bush and works at Project HOPE.[3] She received an honorary degree from New York Institute of Technology.[4]

She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan.[5]

She currently serves as an external advisory board member for the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE). [6]


  1. ^ Jim Rutenberg, Gardiner Harris (September 2, 2009). "Conservatives See Need for Serious Health Debate". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Opposing Views On Health Care Bill". All Things Considered. NPR. January 26, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Julie Rovner (September 29, 2010). "Wall Street Comes To Washington, And, Gasp, Health Care Consensus Ensues". Shots. NPR. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "Selected videos | ReliefWeb". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08.
  5. ^ UM LSA profile
  6. ^ "External Advisory Board". Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. Retrieved 2022-05-06.

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