Palin Highlights Life

May 14, 2010

Victory could not have been sweeter for pro-family citizens gathering to support the Center for Arizona Policy recently.  (Watch CAP’s new video – featuring Rep. Nancy Barto).

The evening event featured Governor Sarah Palin, who drew a crowd of 1600.  Palin’s inspiring story served to magnify one of the many victories realized this session for Arizona families and supporters of  The Center for Arizona Policy when Governor Jan Brewer, who attended the event,  signed into law one of the most significant pro-life bills of the session – SB 1305. [Read more]

CAP Video features Barto

May 14, 2010

Do you support Education options for all students?   Strong families & marriages?  Protections for women and the unborn?  Religious freedom?
View the Center for Arizona Policy’s video featuring Rep. Barto.

Read Breaking News summarizing the Legislative victories realized this session!

Arizona Joins Healthcare Legal Battle

April 16, 2010

While the liberal media and legal “experts” denigrate the notion that states should even contemplate spending either time or state resources on an Obamacare court challenge, Supreme Court Justice Breyer has added some gravitas to the question. 

The same “experts” who claim we have no standing in the healthcare lawsuit, nor that we have any chance of winning, also said we wouldn’t win on Proposition 200 and Employer Sanctions.  And the Florez ELL case we ended up winning in the U.S. Supreme Court saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars.  Read Justice Breyer’s comments here

Read Nancy’s My Turn, Unfunded Mandates Force States to Fight, from the April 6th Arizona Republic.    [Read more]


January 18, 2010

Do you stand for LIFE?  Sanctity of Life Sunday is this coming Sunday, January 24th and a march and rally commemorating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade will feature state and national pro-life leaders.  Drop by my table and say ‘hello’ – I will be speaking, as well.  It’s a lovely park – so bring the family.

Steele Indian School Park at 1:00 p.m. – or join the march before the rally at 1:00.  Check out the event flyer for details about both plus the diaper drive on the Arizona Right to Life website. [Read more]

Why Congress’ Healthcare Bill is Bad for Arizona

December 20, 2009

Congress’ Healthcare “Reform” bill is a mere handful of votes shy of passage. Far from achieving the objectives of providing healthcare to all Americans and lowering costs, Arizona citizens can count on these outcomes instead:

Fundamental changes in the standard of care.  While more people may technically be “covered”, over-utilization of services will lead to longer waits for health care and inevitable rationing of care.  Not to worry, though.  The bill plans for this.   A 15 member health commission, much like those in countries with similar nationalized healthcare, will have extraordinary powers to dictate what is covered, for whom and how it will be paid for. [Read more]

Healthcare Myths, Facts & Gimmicks

November 21, 2009

Cutting Deals.      Sen. Reid added $100,000 in aid for Louisiana’s Medicaid insurance program to secure Sen. Mary Landrieu’s support and struck a deal with Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden to increase eligibility to purchase from the exchanges by a million.

Who is the AMA speaking for?          Only 17% of physicians are members of their national or state Medical Associations.  Why AARP?… Follow the Money.  With $400 billion slashed from Medicare and Medicare Advantage, one wonders – turns out more than 1/2 of its $1.1 billion budget comes from royalty revenues from Medigap insurance.  Read Oct. 27th Article:

Support/opposition in Silos.       The hospitals are unhappy with the deal because of penalties included that will punish them for readmitting patients too often.  Insurance companies are unhappy because the individual mandate to purchase insurance doesn’t penalize people enough to make it work.  Pharmaceutical companies are in support in exchange for non-competitive price guarantees.  Is anyone thinking about the patient? 

More than Taxes.         The Senate bill will not only tax medical devices (wheelchairs, etc.) but register them.  [Read more]

Healthcare Amendments that DIDN’T Make It

October 26, 2009

What are Congress’ real healthcare reform goals?    A quick read of the ideas that were rejected – tell the whole story.  Nearly seventy (70) amendments proposed by Republican members in the three House Committees considering HR 3200, were rejected. Here are just a few of them – all rejected on party line votes.  Topping the list is:

Preserving Private-Sector Health Care – rejected 25/15- Con. Ryan (R-WI) [Read more]

Following the Crowd

September 7, 2009

Going along with the crowd is not usually advice we recommend our children follow, but joining the ranks of “We the People”, Phoenix’s  Project 9-12 Tea Party event, is definitely different.    After all, our children need to learn that standing up for Liberty in America is worth ditching Saturday cartoons for – maybe mowing the lawn, too. [Read more]

New Pro-life laws protect women

August 10, 2009

The high point for me this session was Governor Brewer’s signature on the most significant pro-life legislation in Arizona history after years of seeing these efforts pass the legislature year after year only to meet the former governor’s veto stamp. 

After speaking at the Arizona Women Lawyers Association last week on the Abortion Consent Act, it is clear there are questions about what these changes will mean – and how they will benefit women, parents and medical professionals:  [Read more]

How Much is a Trillion?

August 3, 2009

I loved Stephen Moore’s recent description of a trillion dollars:  If LeBron James’ goal was to make a trillion $ playing basketball (okay, including endorsements), how many seasons do you think he would have to play at $40 million a year?  [Read more]

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