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New West Daily Roundup for July 26, 2016

Today in New West news: court rules against Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth, 2016’s “Best-Run Cities in America,” and UnitedHeathcare to purchase Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

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New West Daily Roundup for June 24, 2016

Today in New West news: Jackson Hole tops “most economically unequal area in America” list, BYU-Idaho students design exhibit for Teton Geotourism Center, Utah Business’ 2016 Outstanding Directors Awards, and an update on Sports Authority.

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 22, 2016

Today in New West news: DIA train up and running, Mary Lynne Billy-Old Coyote, Eastwind Networks debuts new services, and testing begins for Boulder weather satellite.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 23, 2016

Today in New West news: Dr. Jim Hill steps down from CU medical school amid Coca-Cola funding scandal, an update on Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, and Denver-based Emerald Oil Inc. declares bankruptcy.

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The Sick and the Well

McCain and Obama offer stark choices for improving our broken healthcare system. McCain suggests a small tax credit that might begin to bring some healthcare costs down and Obama wants a systematic political overhaul, which will ultimately result in some rationing. Both plans are especially unpalatable in the West, where most people would prefer to pay fair market prices for individual medical services. But the political system that should be abetting the market in delivering fair prices has been manipulated by special interests to the point where most health care is out of reach of most individuals.

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