Wells Wilkinson

Staff Attorney

Wells Wilkinson is a Staff Attorney with Community Catalyst,  working on promoting consumer access and enrollment in affordable health care coverage. He also helps advise consumers and enrollment assisters on consumer rights to  Special Enrollment Periods,  access to free preventative care services,  exemptions from tax penalties, repayment of subsidies, and the general duties of enrollment assisters.

Previously, he advised  medical schools and teaching hospitals on promoting safeguards of consumer rights through stronger conflict of interest policies.  He has researched drug pricing practices by industry and cost-sharing practices by health plans, he has written resources to help consumers find low cost access to needed medications.  As the Director of Community Catalyst’s former Prescription Access Litigation project, he negotiated consumer interests in several million dollar class action settlements, and advocated for consumer protections in various legal, regulatory and congressional settings.

Prior to joining Community Catalyst, Wells worked for the Social Security Administration, preparing disability cases for agency hearings, while also starting a small private practice focusing on consumer protection. During law school, Wells helped investigate non-profit governance cases, and helped draft legislation regulating non-profit financial governance requirements. He also investigated  discrimination claims at the Cambridge Human Rights Commission. He was active in local grassroots political work with Boston Mobilization from 1991 to 2001, working on health care reform, peace issues, globalization, youth leadership development, and community organizing. He holds a B.A. in Biology from Boston University, and a law degree from New England School of Law.

Community Catalyst works to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.

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