Opinion / Commentary

Opinion / Commentary

Reducing Overtreatment in Cancer Patients: When Is Active Surveillance Appropriate?

July 20, 2017

Michigan Medicine experts discuss whether active surveillance — close monitoring without immediate treatment — could reduce overtreatment for some thyroid, prostate and


The D.C. Circuit just made it harder for Trump to stop the cost-sharing payments

August 1, 2017

This afternoon, the D.C. Circuit granted a motion from a group of fifteen states, led by California, to intervene in the pending appeal in House v. Price. As I explained when the motion was filed, allowing the states to intervene will prevent the Trump administration from unilaterally dismissing...

Small change, big consequences - partial medicaid expansions under the ACA

August 9, 2017

Though congressional efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seem to have stalled, the Trump administration retains broad executive authority to reshape the health care landscape. Perhaps the most consequential choices that the administration will make pertain to Medicaid,...

Markel writes piece for PBS Newshour highlighting the life and accomplishments of Walter Reed

September 13, 2017

There was a time when every school child could recite the tale of how Maj. Walter Reed proved the Cuban physician Carlos Finlay’s theory that mosquitoes transmitted yellow fever to human beings.

From colonial days to the late 19th century, yellow fever plagued much of the United States....