Recently, Darrell Steinberg, president pro tem of the Senate, said that he was “thinking” about carrying a MICRA-related bill during the 2014 cycle. While Steinberg has previously stated that he wanted to see negotiations take place to avoid a costly ballot war between trial lawyers and physicians, the fact that he would be interested in personally carrying a bill is significant. Rest assured, however, that CMA’s lobbying team has already mobilized to strengthen the resolve of our legislative allies. If a bill is introduced, CMA will intensify that mobilization.