Raghav Aggarwal

Raghav is part of BGR’s Health and Life Sciences Practice.

Washington, D.C.
Vice President
Federal Government Affairs, Healthcare, Medicare Access and Reimbursement, Drug Pricing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, U.S. Department of the Interior

Raghav Aggarwal, Vice President, joined BGR in October 2023. He helps clients identify challenges and opportunities created by today’s political and policy environment, formulate policy solutions to address them, and advocate for those solutions in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. He succeeds for his clients by relying on his significant experience as a leader in the health care policy space, strong technical expertise, and deep understanding of the policymaking process.

Prior to joining BGR, Raghav held a variety of senior roles with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) over a period spanning three different administrations. Most recently, as Senior Advisor, he helped oversee a vast array of policy and operational work related to the $400 billion Medicare Advantage and Part D programs, including implementation of the drug pricing and payment reform provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA).

Previously, Raghav served on the Majority Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, on detail from CMS as Senior Health Policy Advisor. In that role, he managed legislation and advised Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) on the prescription drug pricing, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Advantage policy portfolios, among other health care issues. Raghav most notably led the development of the IRA’s drug pricing and payment reform provisions and helped to successfully negotiate passage of the landmark legislation that he also eventually helped implement.

Raghav has received numerous honors and awards for his meaningful contributions to federal health care policy, including the HHS Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Management, one of the highest honors granted by the Department and conferred by the Secretary.

Areas of Focus

  • Medicare Part D
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Medicaid
  • Drug Pricing
  • Access and Reimbursement
  • Legislative and Regulatory Policy Development
  • Inflation Reduction Act
  • Commercial Insurance


  • University of Southern California

    BS, Public Policy

    BS, Economics and Mathematics

    Masters of Public Administration