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.

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Insured/Uninsured

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

Survey: Percentage of Uninsured Americans Now at Historically Low Level; 8.6% Lack Health Coverage

Obamacare Health InsuranceWashington, DC, September 7, 2016 — Louise Radnofsky reported in The Wall Street Journal that the number of uninsured people in the U.S. remained at a historic low in early 2016, according to a federal survey that found 8.6% of respondents without health coverage at the time of the interview.

That translates to about 27.3 million people who lacked medical insurance when they were asked about it between January and March as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Interview Survey.

The previous survey, covering the whole of 2015, had put the figure at 9.1%, or about 1.3 million more people. CDC officials said the latest reduction wasn’t statistically significant. Continue reading

Gallup: U.S. Uninsured Rate Continues to Drop: New Jersey Rate Drops to 9.7 Percent

ObamacareWashington, DC, August 11, 2015 ― According to Gallup, the uninsured rate nationwide fell from 17.3 percent in full-year 2013 to 11.7 percent in the first half of 2015.

In New Jersey, Gallup reports that the percentage of state residents who were uninsured in 2013 was 14.9 percent.  At the end of quarter two in 2015, the uninsured rate had dropped to 9.7 percent.

Arkansas and Kentucky continue to have the sharpest reductions in their uninsured rates since President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act took effect at the beginning of 2014.   Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington join them as states that have at least a 10-percentage-point reduction in uninsured rates. Continue reading