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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.

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Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Census Bureau: Uninsured Rate Fell to 8.7% Last Year; 66,000 More Jerseyans Insured

Washington, DC, September 13, 2017 — Louise Radnofsky reports in The Wall Street Journal that the share of people in the U.S. who lacked health insurance for the whole of 2016 declined to 8.8 percent, the Census Bureau announced Tuesday.

This was down from 9.1 percent the previous year, largely due to Americans aging into the federal Medicare program for people 65 and older.

The rate reflects around 28.1 million people without health coverage, a decrease from 29 million a year earlier, hitting a new low that has also been reflected in other government and private surveys. Continue reading

Modern Healthcare Names 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2017; Senators Collins, McCain and Murkowski Top List

Senators Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski

Washington, DC, August 24, 2017 — Harris Meyer reports in Modern Healthcare that three Republican senators — Maine’s Susan Collins, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and Arizona’s John McCain — decided their party’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be bad for the states they represent.

Resisting tremendous political pressure, the three voted against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s stripped-down ACA repeal bill.

In doing so, they dramatically reshaped the epic political battle over the future of the ACA, which has been bitterly fought over by Republicans and Democrats since it was passed by Democrats on a party-line vote in March 2010. Continue reading

Kaiser Family Foundation Poll: 78 Percent Say Trump Should Try to Make Obamacare Work

Washington, DC, August 11, 2017 — Jessie Hellman reports in The Hill that 78 percent of Americans say President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make Obamacare work, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation Poll released today.

That includes 95 percent of Democrats, 80 percent of independents and even a majority of Republicans at 52 percent, according to the.

Seventeen percent, though, think Trump should make the law fail so it can be replaced later. Continue reading

Quinnipiac Poll: U.S. Voters Reject GOP Health Plan More Than 3-1; Oppose Medicaid and Planned Parenthood Cuts

Hamden, Connecticut, June 29, 2017 — Despite its new name and some tweaks, American voters disapprove 58 to 16 percent of the Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released June 28.

Disapproval of various versions of the Republican health care plan ranges from 56 to 21 percent to 62 to 17 percent in surveys by the independent Quinnipiac University conducted since March.

On March 24, the House of Representatives cancelled a vote on its first health care bill after a Quinnipiac University poll showed voters disapproved 56 to 17 percent. Continue reading

Senate Majority Leader McConnell Says Trumpcare Bill ‘Will Not Be Quick’

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Washington, DC, May 9, 2017 — Jordain Carney reports in The Hill that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is signaling that the Senate will not quickly pass legislation to reform the nation’s healthcare system after a bill cleared the House last week.

“This process will not be quick or simple or easy, but it must be done,” McConnell said on May 8.

McConnell added that “to those who have suffered enough already my message is this: We hear you, and Congress is acting.” Continue reading

House-Passed GOP’s Trumpcare Would Hit New Jersey Harder Than Any Other State

Washington, DC, May 8, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that U.S. House Republican cuts to Medicaid in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would hit New Jersey harder than any other state.

The bill, which was passed by the House on May 4, would leave 500,000 more Garden State residents without health insurance than under current law, and New Jersey no longer would get extra federal funding for expanding Medicaid.

While New Jersey officials likely won’t seek waivers to allow insurers to sell bare-boned insurance policies and jack up rates for those with pre-existing conditions, the House Republicans’ health bill would hurt the state in many other ways. Continue reading

Poll: American Voters Want Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, DC, May 4, 2017 — Rebecca Savransky reports in The Hill that about half of registered voters are against weakening federal protections for people who have pre-existing conditions, according to a new poll.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 50 percent of voters somewhat or strongly oppose letting states opt out of requirements that health insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions.

Another 38 percent are in support of the proposal, according to the poll. Continue reading

As Round Two of GOP’s Healthcare Reform Hits Snag, Trump Says ‘I’ll Be So Angry’ If It Fails

Washington, DC, May 1, 2017The Hill reports that President Donald J. Trump called out two Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers on Saturday during a rally in their home state, saying he would be “so angry” if Congress doesn’t pass a measure repealing and replacing Obamacare.

“I’ll be so angry at Congressman [Mike] Kelly and Congressman [Tom] Marino and all of our congressmen in this room if we don’t get that damn thing passed quickly,” Trump said at a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., celebrating his first 100 days in office. Continue reading

Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Majorities Oppose GOP’s Latest Health-Care Reform Proposals

Washington, DC, April 25, 2017The Washington Post reports today that, in strategy and substance, the American public disagrees with the course that President Trump and congressional Republicans are pursuing to replace the Affordable Care Act with conservative policies, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Large majorities oppose the ideas at the heart of the most recent GOP negotiations to forge a plan that could pass in the House.

These would allow states to choose whether to keep the ACA’s insurance protection for people with preexisting medical problems and its guarantee of specific health benefits. Continue reading

Speaker Ryan: Focus Is on Keeping Government Open, Not Healthcare

Speaker Paul Ryan

Washington, DC, April 24, 2017 — Nikita Vladimirov reports in The Hill that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pledged Saturday to focus on passing a spending bill to keep the government open in the coming week, while Republicans continue to work on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

During a conference call, Ryan told House Republicans that while healthcare is still a priority, the spending bill will be the “primary focus” of the coming week, according to a GOP source on the call.

Despite White House suggestions that the new healthcare bill might receive a vote next week, Ryan said that his priority is to pass a stopgap spending bill that will keep the government open past April 28. Continue reading