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ISMA’s statement on Gov. Holcomb’s veto of SEA 5

Posted on 5/5/2021
The following is a statement from Julie Reed, JD, executive vice president of Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA), after Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 5:

Indiana physicians applaud state tax on e-cigarettes

Posted on 4/21/2021
The following is a statement from Roberto Darroca, MD, president of Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) following the release of the Indiana state budget, which includes a tax on e-cigarettes.

IDOH prepares to distribute COVID-19 vaccine to physicians

Posted on 4/15/2021
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available in large enough supplies that the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) will soon be able to distribute doses to physicians to administer.

Indiana health care providers urge Governor Holcomb to support $2 cigarette tax increase

Posted on 1/13/2021
ISMA was one of 22 health care organizations that sent a letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb today urging him to prioritize a cigarette tax increase in the 2021 legislative session and increase investments in public health.

Patients 80 and older can now register for free COVID-19 vaccinations

Posted on 1/8/2021
Starting today (Friday, Jan. 8), all Hoosiers age 80 and older are eligible to receive the first of their two COVID-19 vaccine shots – free of charge.

As coronavirus numbers 'spin out of control,' Holcomb cancels elective procedures

Posted on 12/10/2020
The spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance for physicians and other clinicians.

IHA, ISMA, ISNA Pledge Safe, Transparent, Effective Process for Vaccine Distribution

Posted on 12/2/2020
As COVID-19 vaccine development continues to progress, Indiana’s health care professionals stand committed to the health and safety of all Hoosiers.