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RIMS Advocacy

News & Advocacy Review

February 10, 2014

RIMS President Elaine Jones, MD, and US Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse took part in a panel discussion on “medication adherence” sponsored by Prescriptions for a Healthy America at the Brown University Medical Research Facility. Secretary Steven Costantino and respresentatives from CVS Caremark and the URI School of Pharmacy also participated.


December 10, 2013

RIMS' Megan Turcotte raised funds, with the support of the RI Orthopedic Society, to sponsor McGruff the Crime Dog and a Providence Police Department program for school children. Press release

September 20, 2013

Michael Migliori, MD and Steve DeToy at the AMA Federation Meeting in Washington, DC; Capital Hill visit with US Rep. David Cicilline


January 15, 2013

Reception at RIMS for legislators


September 2012

At RIMPAC's request, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline received support form AMPAC.


March 1, 2012

RIMS testifies for "I'm Sorry" legislation – RI State House

Feb 14–15, 2011

RIMS visits Congressional offices in Washington, DC to discuss SGR fix


march 22, 2010

RIMS testifies for "I'm Sorry" legislation – RI State House

July 14, 2010

RI Healthcare Stakeholders Meeting – Washington, DC

August 17, 2009

Sen. Whitehouse addressed the RIMS Council

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June 30, 2009

News conference in support of the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (Siedlecki)

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July 28, 2008

Dr. Tsiongas leads rally in support of RIteCare

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October 30, 2007

RIMS opposes 2% Provider Tax

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Opposing 2% Provider Tax, House Committee on Finance



"Asking Saves Kids" ASK Day



RIteCare Press Conference



AMA National Advocacy Conference, Washington DC



Press Conference, Kent Hospital



"Asking Saves Kids" ASK Day



Patients First Coalition Press Conference, State House





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