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For years, many in the health policy world have talked about the emphasis that pharmaceutical manufacturers were putting on “me too” drugs – drugs that are structurally similar to existing drugs with only subtle differences. And for a long time, I have been reading articles about the lack of new drugs in the drug development pipeline – especially blockbuster drugs that break new ground in the treatment of disease.
Today, we are releasing our 2010 report on health care coverage in Michigan. This report includes comprehensive data on the uninsured, publicly, privately insured and the safety net. In addition, we have included a final chapter on what could be the impact of health reform on coverage in Michigan. The 2010 report principally includes data from 2007/8, the most recently available comprehensive data on health care coverage in the U.S. and Michigan.