November 8, 2014
Obamacare’s State of Crisis - Jonathan Gruber – the law’s chief architect, boasted publicly that the act was structured to let the administration “squeeze the States to do it”—to set up exchanges themselves. There’s no denying its intent.
Healthcare for me, possibly not for Thee - We know about the IPAB, Dr. Jason Fodeman warns of the roles of PCORI and VBPM.
ACA Goes to Rewrite - Good news/bad news: If the Supreme Court tolerates the administration’s rewrite of Obamacare, what law won’t be at risk for a rewrite based on political convenience?
Democrats Loved Jonathan Gruber..before they forgot who he was - What it took to get the bill passed – the video.
September 29, 2014
If you’ve been tuning in to the election campaigns, you may wonder at claims that Republicans are guilty of “illegal” cuts to education and should PAY UP immediately! Well – a little historical perspective might be helpful before you buy that line. [Read more]
July 28, 2014
Obamacare Costs & Cover-Up – How successful has the law really been? From the Obamacare News Roundup by Jane Orient, M.D.
The AZ Republic asks Sen. Barto and Blue Cross Blue Shield to weigh in on the question, What if the Supreme Court rules Obamacare subsidies can’t be used in federal exchanges? 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]
July 3, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity “Friend of the Taxpayer” 2011 -2014. View Legislative scores.
- National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian of Small Business - Scored 100%. See NFIB’s 2014 ‘Guardians‘.
- Free Enterprise Club – Perfect Score: “A”
Nancy is also endorsed for the State Senate in 2014 by:
- National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund – “A” rating
- Arizona Technology Council
- Arizona Right to Life
- Arizona Multi-Housing Association
- Arizona Realtors Association
- Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants
April 21, 2014
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]
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]
November 26, 2013
- Can Arizona learn from Florida? – Senate’s 1st HHS Committee focuses on CPS
- Calls Mounting for CPS Shake-up - AZ Republic
- Horizon interview by Ted Simons on CPS Oversight Committee
- CPS watch – Sen. Barto on Director Carter’s plan to address 6,000 ignored Cases
- Politics Unplugged interview on Arizona Medical Board [Read more]
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]
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
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.