Krista Drobac has nearly twenty years of experience in federal and state government, and in public affairs. She provides strategic advice to a range of companies on the market dynamics in Medicaid, Medicare, the individual market, and provider market such as CPC+, ACOs, and bundled payment. She has represented clients across the spectrum, including insurance companies, PBMs, providers and digital technology companies.
She was previously the director of the Health Division at the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices where she directed technical assistance for governors’ health advisors in the areas of health insurance exchanges, Medicaid, health IT, delivery system reform and public health programs. Prior to NGA, she was a senior advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services where she worked in Medicaid and was one of the original members of the team that launched the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). During her time at CCIIO, she was a senior member of the team that published the first rules related to the Affordable Care Act.
Krista has also served as deputy director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services where she spearheaded efforts to establish a health information exchange and a pay for performance program for primary care physicians. She also spent five years on Capitol Hill where she was a health advisor to the Majority Whip Senator Dick Durbin, and a John Heinz Senate Fellow for Senator Debbie Stabenow. While in Senator Durbin’s office, she led efforts around medical malpractice, insurance reform for small business and dietary supplements.
Krista holds a BA from University of Michigan and an MPP from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.