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Tag Archives: Nancy Barto

Arizona should be next state to rein in step-therapy

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When a patient goes to their personal doctor because they are experiencing a significant health struggle, they do so with the trust that their doctor will recommend a treatment based on a specific understanding of the unique complexities of their condition. All too frequently, however, the treatment agreed between patient and doctor is being delayed if not wholly pre-empted by a process imposed by insurance companies known as “step therapy.”

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Step therapy takes health out of health care

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We all agree, health care costs must be managed. But to overlook the word “health” in providing health care removes all purpose. Rep. Nancy Barto is sponsoring HB2410, which will establish transparency, efficiency and fairness in patient health care through necessary reforms to step therapy protocols.

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Bill bans sex ed in elementary, middle schools

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A Republican senator wants to bar schools from teaching sex education before seventh grade. The bill from Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, also deletes “homosexuality” from acts constituting “sexual conduct” in a section of the statutes, a move that appears to ...

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