Prior to joining Vistria, Ms. Jurinka spent nearly two decades in the White House and Congress, specializing in health care policy and strategy. Most recently, Ms. Jurinka served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President in the Office of Legislative Affairs where she worked with her colleagues to successfully promote and pass The American Rescue Plan (ARP), The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Prior to the White House, she served as Chief Health Advisor to Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and the Senate Finance Committee where she oversaw the development and execution of key health care priorities within the Committee’s extensive health care jurisdiction of Medicare, Medicaid, and key components of the Affordable Care Act. In this role, Ms. Jurinka was instrumental in developing the arguments and strategy used to successfully prevent repeal of the Affordable Care Act and spearheaded negotiations with the Committee Republicans on prescription drug pricing reform that later became the basis for policies passed in the Inflation Reduction Act.
During her tenure on Capitol Hill, she also negotiated several other major health care bills including the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate, the longest CHIP extension since the program’s enactment, and chronic care reform, among others. Ms. Jurinka is also a Senior Policy Fellow at Yale University’s Tobin Center for Economic Policy.
Ms. Jurinka received her B.A. from the University of Maryland and her M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University.