Bryan Wells delivers thoughtful insight on the legislative processes and politics of the Senate, crafting policy solutions that reflect both his healthcare policy foundation and his private sector experience.
With deep family roots in Kansas politics, Bryan served as an advisor to Senator Pat Roberts (KS) for nearly seven years. As Senior Health Policy Advisor. Bryan served as the Senator’s primary health policy liaison and advisor for his roles on both the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Bryan was actively involved in policy negotiations and crafting legislation on Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug pricing, rural health care, and the Affordable Care Act in the Finance Committee, as well as surprise medical billing, FDA regulations, public health, and biomedical research with the HELP Committee. He led the Senator’s public health team during the COVID-19 pandemic, working closely with state partners and federal agencies, along with Senate committees and leadership to successfully pass legislation as part of the CARES Act.
Bryan advised Senator Roberts during passage of legislation to curb the opioid epidemic, including the SUPPORT Act and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. He also worked on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and the 21st Century Cures Act as a member of the Senator’s health care policy team and was the primary advisor on all initiatives in the Senator’s role as co-Chair of the Senate Rural Health Caucus. Bryan coordinated with the Senate Agriculture Committee on legislation relating to animal health, food safety, and provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Bryan’s private-sector experience in the financial services industry as an agent at New York Life Insurance Company required both life and health insurances licensure in four states and the District of Columbia. Bryan developed long-term financial plans for individuals and business continuation strategies for small businesses. He also worked in sales for the Los Angeles Clippers and in fundraising for the Carly for California campaign for Senate in 2010.
Bryan and his wife served on the Multiple Myeloma Charity Classic Board of Directors, helping organize charity events to raise money for cancer research.
Bryan received his Master of Public Health from George Washington University and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.