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“Doing Something” about gun violence

February 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

They didn’t make headlines – even after yet another horrific school shooting – but Arizona lawmakers have been “doing something” to stop violence attributed to mental illness. Read more »

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Elect Conservatives!

December 21, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

You are cordially invited to a reception in honor of

Senator Nancy Barto
Senator John Kavanagh
Representative Vince Leach
Representative Jill Norgaard
Representative Jeff Weninger
Representative TJ Shope
Representative Mark Finchem

Friday, January 5th, 2018
1:30-3:30pm
Sheraton’s “District”
340 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

RSVP to Mel Tardy
mel@dornpolicygroup.com or 602-606-4667
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If you are unable to attend, please mail contributions to:
Sen. Barto: P.O. Box 71297, Phoenix, AZ 85050

or online on the Donate page

Contributions of any amount are appreciated!

 Corporate contributions are prohibited. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions. For limits click here.
Paid for by:
Nancy Barto for House 2018 Kavanagh for State Representative 2018
Vince Leach for Senate Norgaard 4 AZ Weninger for AZ House
Shope for House Finchem 2018 House

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Civics Literacy 2.0

February 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Americans are civically illiterate. Here is what studies* confirm:

  • only 36% could name all three branches of government
  • 85% did not know the meaning of the “the rule of law.”
  • 82% could not name “two rights stated in the Declaration of Independence.”
  • 75% were not able to correctly answer “What does the judiciary branch do?”
  • 71% were unable to identify the Constitution as the “supreme law of the land.”
  • 68% did not know how many justices are on the Supreme Court.
  • 57% could not define an “amendment”
  • 63% could not name one of their two US Senators.
  • 8 in 10 cannot name even one of the federal government’ powers
  • 6% couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar

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Right to Shop – the Next Big Thing in Healthcare

February 11, 2018 · 1 Comment 

Forbes’ article on Right to Shop – It’s the next big thing in Health Care –  is spot on!  And SB 1471 can make it happen in Arizona.  Check out how Jenny saves thousands every year  while managing her Crohn’s disease. But she doesn’t just save – under an insurance incentive program offered in New Hampshire and switching to a lower cost provider, she actually gets paid $500 per visit and pays no copay. Same drug, same delivery, same frequency, but higher quality one-on-one care at a fraction of the cost. See her story on NBC Nightly News.

Why do we need Right to Shop?  Frankly, health care is eating up our paychecks and there is no relief in sight.

• High Costs Hurt Sick Patients: Patients are struggling to pay for health care.  And 62% of Americans say it would be tough to pay their entire deductible in one month.

• Little Transparency: Prices for health care can vary by thousands of dollars for an identical service of the same quality. Right now it is like gas being sold at one station for $2.50 but at another for $20.00, but having no idea before you fill up. In other words, where you park your car really matters yet patients are in the dark of what things cost.

• No Reward for Doing the Right Thing: Patients, doctors, and caregivers are not rewarded when high value (high-quality, lower-cost) health care is provided or used.  Plus most of us – 7 out of 10 – believe insurance companies are not working to keep costs down. Read more »

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“Doing Something” about gun violence

February 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

They didn’t make headlines – even after yet another horrific school shooting – but Arizona lawmakers have been “doing something” to stop violence attributed to mental illness. Read more »

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Civics Literacy 2.0

February 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Americans are civically illiterate. Here is what studies* confirm:

  • only 36% could name all three branches of government
  • 85% did not know the meaning of the “the rule of law.”
  • 82% could not name “two rights stated in the Declaration of Independence.”
  • 75% were not able to correctly answer “What does the judiciary branch do?”
  • 71% were unable to identify the Constitution as the “supreme law of the land.”
  • 68% did not know how many justices are on the Supreme Court.
  • 57% could not define an “amendment”
  • 63% could not name one of their two US Senators.
  • 8 in 10 cannot name even one of the federal government’ powers
  • 6% couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar

Read more »

Legislative Action

Right to Shop – the Next Big Thing in Healthcare

Right to Shop – the Next Big Thing in Healthcare

Forbes’ article on Right to Shop – It’s the next big thing in Health Care –  is spot on!  And SB 1471 can make it happen in Arizona.  Check out how Jenny... [Read more]


News and Media

Civics Literacy 2.0

Civics Literacy 2.0

Americans are civically illiterate. Here is what studies* confirm: only 36% could name all three branches of government 85% did not know the meaning of the “the rule of law.” 82%... [Read more]