November 26, 2013
- Can Arizona learn from Florida? - Senate’s 1st HHS Committee focuses on CPS
- CPS watch – Sen. Barto on Director Carter’s plan to address 6,000 ignored Cases
- Ted Simons’ Horizon: Sen. Barto on CPS’ failure to investigate 6,000 Cases
- Calls Mounting for CPS Shake-up - AZ Republic
- Horizon interview by Ted Simons on CPS Oversight Committee
- Politics Unplugged interview on Arizona Medical Board [Read more]
October 24, 2013
- Common Core standards are being implemented in Arizona.
Should you be concerned? Watch this symposium on the Common Core education standards held at the State Senate on October 30th, 2013.
- School Choice Victory – Courts uphold Education Scholarships!
On October 1st the Arizona Court of Appeals upheld Arizona’s landmark Education Savings Accounts, once again denying a request from teachers’ unions to strike down this school choice program. [Read more]
September 29, 2012
Millions…..Billions……Trillions – what’s the big diff?
It’s difficult to fathom, but a trillion is a one with 12 zeroes (1,000,000,000,000). Not helping? How about this comparison? 1 million seconds is 12 days; one billion seconds is 31 years; and one trillion seconds: 31,688 years.
Want more? Try this visual.
Now remember the U.S. BORROWS .40 of every Federal dollar it spends! Is it any wonder we are $16 Trillion in debt and falling further behind every day. How to dig out? [Read more]
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…
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]
June 28, 2012
For “Obamacare Upheld-still bad law”, click here.
The solution to health care is not a trillion–dollar government takeover. The solution is to give consumers and healthcare providers more power, more control, and more choices.
Competition that drives efficiencies and effectiveness in other economic sectors can have the same effect in the health care system, if given the chance to work. [Read more]
May 23, 2012
“You can’t change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight”.
Speaker/author Jim Rohn may not have had Arizona in mind, but his principle certainly applies. The Arizona Chamber summed up our situation like this, “the Legislature hit reboot on the Arizona economy and turned what was a basket case into a best case.”
While almost every state suffered precipitously low revenues during this recession and historically slow recovery, how did Arizona end this year in the black with significant savings to spare – while creating 47,000 new jobs in February & March alone? Especially considering that Arizona was one of the states hardest hit.
In short, we acted like grown-ups. Like thousands of Arizonans who lost their nest eggs, jobs, and homes, the state made our budget work while funding essential priorities – education, public safety and health care for the most vulnerable. The 2013 budget is balanced, as will be the 2014 budget – without the borrowing, sweeps and rollovers previous budgets employed – and without additional cuts. [Read more]
March 23, 2012
Why breast and other cancer survival rates will plummet after Obamacare: Radiologist speaks out video.
Why more trauma centers? Boom in trauma centers can help save lives, but at what cost?
Are you still a member? How the AARP made $2.8 Billion by supporting Obamacare’s cuts to Medicare [Read more]
January 8, 2012
President Obama assured Americans in March of 2010: “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
Not so fast. According to the Heritage Foundation, studies show millions will lose the coverage they have.
What is actually happening across the country as a result of the 4.2 billion words in rules and regs in place to date – and what can we expect if the law stands? “Obamacare in Pictures” tells the real story.
August 20, 2011
Here’s the question: Should states suing to overturn Obamacare in court be implementing the law at the same time?
The answer should be obvious – but some states, including Arizona, are “putting out the welcome mat” to the law by enabling a central part of the harmful and unconstitutional law. In fact Arizona just applied for a $29.8 million establishment grant to accomplish this. Obviously I oppose these plans and I’m not alone. Click on the above Goldwater Institute piece by Diane Cohen and this one by John Graham: Health Insurance Exchanges.
What is an Insurance Exchange?: Exchanges are the agencies through which half a trillion dollars in subsidies will flow to eligible consumers and eventually to insurers and health plans which qualify under new Federal rules. [Read more]