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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.

Gov. Christie Touts Benefits of Medicaid Expansion in New Jersey

Washington, DC, March 11, 2015 ― An Associated Press story published in today’s Washington Post reports that Gov. Chris Christie is touting the budgetary benefits of Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Gov. Christie, a vocal critic of Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, said Tuesday during a town hall event in Somerville that Medicaid expansion has helped save New Jersey taxpayers significant money and benefited low-income residents as well as the state’s bottom line.

“Expanding Medicaid was the right decision for New Jersey,” Christie told the audience of about 450 people gathered at the Van Derveer Elementary School Gymnasium in Somerville for what he said was his 130th town hall meeting.

Gov. Christie declined to have New Jersey run an insurance exchange or use state money to promote Obamacare for New Jerseyans.

However, he agreed to include more low-income residents in NJ FamilyCare, the state’s Medicaid program.  Most of that cost is picked up for now by the federal government.

An additional 250,000 people have signed up for coverage through the federally run health insurance exchange.

To read the AP story in The Washington Post story, click here.