Janet Napolitano had a chance to do something that would have helped alleviate the pressure on our overcrowded emergency rooms, and once again, she protected her trial lawyer friends instead. Sen. Carolyn Allen had this response to Napolitano’s veto of her bill:

“She’s pretty much saying that ‘I”m going to stick with the guys that brung me to the dance,’ and that’s the trial attorneys. There are fewer and fewer doctors who want to serve in emergency rooms because they are scared of being sued.”

In a choice between your ability to have access to emergency medical treatment and the ability of Janet’s trial lawyer friends to win lawsuits, Janet chose her trial lawyer friends again. Remember that the next time you are waiting in an emergency room.