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Krista Donahue Drobac


Washington, DC, USA

Krista Drobac provides strategic advice on a broad range of state and federal legislative and regulatory issues around Medicaid, Medicare, delivery system reform, the Affordable Care Act, public health and other areas.

Ms. Drobac has extensive experience in health policy at all levels of government. Most recently, she was the director of the Health Division in the National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices, where she worked with governors' offices and other state health officials to share best and promising practices in the areas of Medicaid, insurance marketplaces, delivery system reform, health information technology and public health programs.

Prior to her work with the National Governors Association, Ms. Drobac was a Senior Advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, both within the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS).
Previously, she was Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, where she advanced the governor's coverage and quality initiatives, including the electronic exchange of health information and pay for performance.

Ms. Drobac also spent five years on Capitol Hill, where she was a health advisor to the Majority Whip in the US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, focusing on Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, medical liability insurance, Social Security, FDA, prescription drugs, medical professions, patient safety and dietary supplements. She was also a John Heinz Fellow handling healthcare issues for Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Krista Drobac is not a lawyer.


Masters of Public Policy, Harvard University 2002
B.A., University of Michigan 1995

Former US Senate health advisor and Obama administration appointee, Krista Drobac, joins DLA Piper in Washington, DC
25 JUN 2013


International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs




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