Opinion / Commentary

Opinion / Commentary

Bagley writes NEJM piece; Small change, big consequences - Partial Medicaid expansions under the ACA

September 14, 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,...

Chopra and Saint publish piece for The JAMA Network: The tunnel at the end of the light

September 19, 2017

IHPI members Vineet Chopra, M.D., M.Sc., and Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H., recently published a piece for The JAMA Network. Follow the link below to read the entire piece.

An excerpt:

Transitions are a way of life in academic medicine. While much has been written about these...

When government designs programs to help kids, the details matter

October 16, 2017

IHPI member Luke Shaefer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, recently contributed on a Huffington Post article regarding changes to the child tax credit. Read an excerpt below, or click the link to access the entire article.

Last week, President Donald Trump unveiled his...

Lawsuits targeting science: Bagley & colleagues call for change

November 7, 2017

ANN ARBOR---Judges should quickly dispose of meritless lawsuits filed by company executives that seek to discourage research, according to a viewpoint piece by three experts that appears Nov. 6 in JAMA Internal...

'Unbelievable': Heart stents fail to ease chest pain

November 2, 2017

A procedure used to relieve chest pain in hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year is useless for many of them, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Their study focused on the insertion of stents, tiny wire cages, to open blocked arteries. The devices are lifesaving when used to...

Why a lot of important research is not being done

December 4, 2017

We have a dispiriting shortage of high-quality health research for many reasons, including the fact that it’s expensive, difficult and time-intensive. But one reason is more insidious: Sometimes groups seek to intimidate and threaten scientists, scaring them off promising work.

In 2013,...