Sen. Barto at Health Privacy Summit

July 15, 2011

Arizona State Senate

1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

Sen. Nancy Barto, R-7

Chair, Committee on Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform

Press Release


June 1, 2011


Sen. Barto to speak at National Summit on Health Privacy

(Phoenix, State Capitol) —- Sen. Nancy Barto will be one of the featured speakers at a national summit focused on health privacy. Sen. Barto will speak at the 2011 Summit on Health Privacy in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13. Her presentation will be part of a discussion on Privacy Protection in the Digital Era. [Read more]

E-health records – help or harm?

July 15, 2011

Like everything else, your medical records are going viral.

To hasten the move from paper to electronic systems, the Federal Stimulus bill earmarked $23 billion  in incentive payments to health care providers.

Payments are flowing to qualified health care providers – hoping paperless systems will bring cost efficiencies to the health care system and help doctors improve patient outcomes.

But will it?  The e-system did not help baby Genesis Burkett of Chicago.  It led to her untimely death.  [Read more]

School Choice Championed

July 15, 2011

“The most promising cost-effective strategies for improving education include healthy doses of competition and consumer choice, an approach championed by Nobel laureate Milton Friedman.”   Investors Business Daily

Other states are catching up, but Arizona continues to lead the nation in offering parents plenty of educational choices for their kids – in April the courts confirming their rights to direct education dollars:  Students Win in Court Ruling.

Here’s a summary of this session’s work undergirding school choice in Arizona: [Read more]