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Health Care Costs: Ask and you shall receive

March 22, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Now that health care providers must disclose their cash prices upon request, you can be a better consumer and compare as you pay your out of pocket costs -  Read the press release:

Transparent Health Care Prices -

(Phoenix, State Capitol)—In addition to continuing rising costs of health care, another concern for patients in Arizona is the wildly different costs of the same procedure, depending on where you go for the procedure. Now, a new law is calling attention to these varying costs. Read more »

Campaign 2014

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Help candidates with online petition signatures

October 24, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Every election season candidates must gather petition signatures to qualify for the ballot – hundreds of them are required.  And in case an opponent challenges them, candidates try to collect a few hundred more signatures to ensure they are all valid.

Now it is easier  to support candidates running for office by signing their petitions.  You can sign them securely online.

Check it out and while you’re at it, if you reside within Legislative District 15, please sign mine.

Click here to find the link.  Thank you for your support!

Unsure of your district?  Find it here.

 

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Full disclosure law will save women’s lives

April 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

April 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Governor signs bill that could save lives of many Arizona women

(Phoenix, State Capitol)–Governor Jan Brewer has signed SB 1225 into law.  This bill, sponsored by Senator Nancy Barto of Phoenix, would require health care providers to tell women if they have dense breast tissue.  This, according to Senator Barto, will allow women to make the most informed decision possible when screening for breast cancer, and likely save many lives. Read more »

Legislative Action

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Common Core – Should we be concerned?

April 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Common Core standards are being implemented in Arizona.  In Arizona, they are called Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.  And yes, Parents, educators and Legislators ARE concerned.

Are the CC standards internationally benchmarked?  Who is behind the CC?  Why did the only educators on the 30 member Validation Committee refuse to sign off on the CC standards?  Get up to speed – Watch the recently released documentary, “Building the Machine”. Read more »

Culture Watch

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Preventing a “Gosnell” in Arizona

April 13, 2014 · 1 Comment 

I can describe in one word why HB 2284 – the Women’s Health Protection Act – is needed in Arizona:  Gosnell.

If you recall, police found shocking evidence of inhuman activities going on behind the scenes in that Pennsylvania house of horrors including infanticide, incredibly disturbing health hazards such as prolific blood spatters, baby body parts in jars in refrigerators & cat urine stench.  The Gosnell trial also revealed that minors and untrained and unlicensed staffers had been assisting in the abortions.  All of this went on for decades due to a lack of oversight - including inspections.

In Arizona, abortion clinics are the only health care institutions exempt from unannounced health inspections.   But do we have reason to believe there are problems?  YES – absolutely yes.  Here are two:   Read more »

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Full disclosure law will save women’s lives

April 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

April 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Governor signs bill that could save lives of many Arizona women

(Phoenix, State Capitol)–Governor Jan Brewer has signed SB 1225 into law.  This bill, sponsored by Senator Nancy Barto of Phoenix, would require health care providers to tell women if they have dense breast tissue.  This, according to Senator Barto, will allow women to make the most informed decision possible when screening for breast cancer, and likely save many lives. Read more »

Legislative Action

Common Core – Should we be concerned?

Common Core – Should we be concerned?

Common Core standards are being implemented in Arizona.  In Arizona, they are called Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.  And yes, Parents, educators and Legislators... [Read more]


News and Media

Full disclosure law will save women’s lives

Full disclosure law will save women’s lives

April 21, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor signs bill that could save lives of many Arizona women (Phoenix, State Capitol)–Governor Jan Brewer has signed SB 1225 into... [Read more]