Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

11.4 Million Americans – And Counting – Are Signed Up for Obamacare Coverage

Washington, DC, February 18, 2015 ― The White House yesterday announced that about 11.4 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance coverage through Obamacare exchanges by February 15, which was the official deadline for the second-year enrollment period.

The announcement indicates the Obama administration will beat its own 2015 enrollment goals after a much quieter sign-up season this year versus year one’s roll-out in 2014, which was a technological debacle.

“The Affordable Care Act is working,” Obama said in the White House video released Monday night. “It’s working a little better than we expected.”

According to The Washington Post, the number of enrollments will likely drop throughout 2015.  In 2014, 8 million people signed up for coverage when the enrollment period ended in April 2014, but by November, 6.7 million remained enrolled in exchange plans.

The administration said last fall it hoped to keep at least 9.1 million enrolled in exchange coverage throughout 2015.

Still, according to the Post, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office had projected 12 million people would be enrolled in 2015 exchange coverage.

Though the enrollment window officially closed on Feb. 15, the administration is keeping it open through this Sunday for people who started an application before the deadline.

To read The Washington Post’s report, click here.