The National Health Law Program is proud to announce that Senior Attorney Wayne Turner has been reappointed as a Consumer Representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
For thirty years, the NAIC has engaged with health care and other advocates to raise consumer concerns with state insurance commissioners through the Consumer Representative Program.
In the past three years serving as a NAIC consumer representative, Wayne has worked to advance health equity, including speaking to the NAIC Special Committee on Race and Insurance about the importance of Essential Health Benefits, providing recommendations to mitigate coverage losses during the Medicaid coverage unwinding, and championing access to PreExposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infections.
In the coming year, Wayne and his fellow Consumer Representatives plan to focus on common obstacles to care, including prior authorization and other utilization management, health care refusals, discriminatory benefit design, preventive services and civil rights protections in health care programs and activities.
Wayne earned his B.A. at Reed College and graduated magna cum laude from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. In law school, Wayne worked as a fellow in the HIV/ AIDS Legal Clinic, where he prepared living wills and standby guardianships for clients with HIV/AIDS and their children. Wayne is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a seminar class on LGBT Health Law and Policy.