An Update to Walmart’s Pledge to Fight Systemic Racism

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In the wake of the George Floyd protests, Walmart pledged to contribute $100 million over 5 years to fight systemic racism. Today, the company reported on its progress. Questions: How much will Walmart and its foundation distribute to 16 nonprofit organizations in its current contribution? Who did Walmart ask to lead the company’s Center for… Read more »

Would you rather make a Type 1 or Type 2 Error Regarding the Emergency Room Visit?

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Jim Burton thought he was dying after lifting a box in his garage last and feeling a large jolt in his back. When his health insurer, Anthem, refused to pay for his E.R. visit of $1,722, citing that care was not needed right away, Jim learned that Anthem denied thousands of claims last year under… Read more »

The Amazon of Health Care?

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According to Slate.com, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a sprawling health system that dominates much of western Pennsylvania’s health care market, announced that it would spend $2 billion to build a trio of new hospitals within its home city. Questions: 1. What was the purpose of each of the three hospitals? 2. What was… Read more »