What if: Obamacare subsidies can’t be used?

July 28, 2014

What if: The Supreme Court rules Obamacare subsidies can’t be used in federal exchanges?The AZ Republic asks Sen. Barto and Blue Cross Blue Shield to weigh in on the question.   Why the latest court decision challenging the IRS runaround the law may be the greatest threat to the law & the linchpin that drives Congress to open up the law to reforms that Americans need and want – alternatives based on a strategy of Freedom. [Read more]

Business groups give Barto high marks

July 3, 2014

Nancy is also endorsed for the State Senate in 2014 by:

[Read more]

Disclosure beyond the “Happy-gram”

April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014


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]

Health Care Costs: Ask and you shall receive

March 22, 2014

Thanks to HB 2045 – Arizona hospitals and other health professionals must now disclose their cash prices to patients – helping them compare prices when paying out of pocket. 

How will transparency impact prices?  Read what Forbes’ just wrote about Sen. Barto’s efforts and this link from AFP.

To find out who is complying with the law - Check this list.   How is the health care industry responding? With plans for more disclosure.  

View press release below:

(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]

Nancy in the News

November 26, 2013

Sen. Barto praises Gov’s postponement on exchange

November 27, 2012

Senator Barto praises Governor Brewer’s postponement on deciding whether to move forward on creation of health care exchange

                     Statement by Senator Nancy Barto

“I applaud Governor Brewer’s cautionary approach in deciding Arizona’s future and involvement with creating a state-based exchange.  By postponing her declaration to the federal government, she will have more time to confer with leaders across this nation rejecting the pressures of Washington.  Nineteen states have already determined it is not in their best interest financially or in principle, and seven more states are strongly considering it. [Read more]

DocTalk with Senator Barto

August 28, 2012

DocTalk Radio  is a televised radio show focused on your health.  Recently, DocTalk Radio host Dr. Anne Borik invited Sen. Barto to join the program.  Listen to these short program segments…

How is Obamacare going to affect patients?

How do we address the high cost of health care?

How do we deal with the uninsured?

Log on to http://www.kqcklive.com/ every Wednesday at 1pm Arizona time! [Read more]

Obamacare…after the ruling

July 14, 2012

Since the Supreme Court’s tortured argument upholding most of the law, its supporters are pushing harder than ever for states to immediately implement Obamacare Insurance Exchanges and expand Medicaid in the states - before a new Congress and President can repeal and replace it.

Who’s leading the charge?… MoveOn.org.   Their involvement should tell us a lot. [Read more]

What do we do Now?

July 14, 2012

Yes – we’re riled up.   After  the Court’s convoluted Obamacare ruling, rulings against Arizona’s common sense ‘ID at the polls’ law & SB 1070 (see below), Obama’s unconstitutional Dream Act Exec. Order, and this week’s action gutting welfare reform –  it’s clearer than ever that we must Win in November.  But how? 

Vote, of course, but to put it bluntly – we’ve got to put our money where our mouth is!  Most of us don’t have a lot of extra money right now, but if you do have a job, participation this year – even in a small way – even if you’ve never contributed to a campaign before – is imperative.  And I’m not talking about my campaign. [Read more]

“Stand up for Religious Freedom” rally press release

June 7, 2012

Arizona legislators to attend “Stand up for Religious Freedom” rally

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (June 7, 2012) – Tomorrow afternoon, Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Dist 9) will be addressing Arizona advocates of religious liberty to coincide with the this year’s second national Stand up for Religious Freedom Rally. Representative Lesko will be joined by Representative J.D. Mesnard (R-Dist. 21), State Senators Nancy Barto (R-Dist. 7) and Steve Yarbrough (R-Dist 21).

The event will build off of the success enjoyed by the first rally held earlier this year
in which 63,000 Americans in over 145 cities came together to publicly denounce
the regulatory over-reach and usurpation of religious freedom by the Obama Administration.

The rally will be held at noon tomorrow in front of:

Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Building East Plaza

401 W. Washington Street

In reflection of the efforts expended to counter the HHS mandate, Representative Lesko stated, “I am proud how we responded to the threat to our religious liberties posed by the Obama HHS mandate. HB 2625 made its way to the Governor’s desk because of the efforts of legislators such as Representatives Mesnard, Senators Barto, Yarbrough and many others whom recognized the detrimental effects this mandate will have on our religious freedoms.”


Rey Torres

Arizona House of Representatives

(602) 926-3233


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