March 7, 2021

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Private Insurance Wins in Democrats’ First Try at Expanding Health Coverage

Democrats spent much of the 2020 presidential primary debating the best way to expand public health insurance. They sparred over whether to enroll everyone in public coverage — the preferred policy of Sen. Bernie Sanders — or to give everyone a choice to do so, the public option plan that President Joe Biden supports.

The candidates repeatedly proposed a future in which private insurers play a diminished role in the U.S. health system — or no role at all.

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But the first major legislation of the Biden administration, if

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Private Insurance Wins in Democrats’ First Try at Expanding Health Coverage

Democrats spent much of the 2020 presidential primary debating the best way to expand public health insurance. They sparred over whether to enroll everyone in public coverage — the preferred policy of Senator Bernie Sanders — or to give everyone a choice to do so, the public option plan that President Biden supports.

The candidates repeatedly proposed a future in which private insurers play a diminished role in the American health system — or no role at all.

But the first major legislation of the Biden administration, if it passes in the Senate, moves in the opposite direction: It proposes

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Leading optics company expanding Tucson presence, adding 50 tech jobs | Business News



Jayson Nelson is manufacturing technology manager at Edmund Optics. The company moved into a new research and development center on East Grant Road in 2016.




Edmund Optics, a leading provider of optical and imaging components, has opened a new assembly and advanced design facility in Tucson and is expected to add about 50 new tech jobs.

The 21,225-square-foot facility, on East Elvira Road near Tucson International Airport, is Edmund’s second site in Tucson and will support advanced design efforts and high-volume manufacturing services, including clean-room assembly, inspection and testing, the company said.

Edmund,

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