On November 8th, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case rooted here in Indiana. The case, Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC) v. Talevski, concerns alleged mistreatment and abuse of Gorgi Talevski at one of HHC’s 78 nursing homes in Indiana. A ruling in this case would likely strip away the legal rights and protections of people with disabilities across the nation who rely on safety net programs to live full and active lives.
HHC is not only asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the ruling in their case against a former resident, they are also going further to make sure that no one can challenge a civil rights violation by providers of safety net programs.
These programs include, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Four out of 10 people in America rely on these programs and there will be no legal recourse for maltreatment or abuse if this ruling is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Take Action – Contact HHC Board Members
To stop the November 8th Supreme Court hearing, please email members of the HHC board of directors with the following message or your own:
I am contacting you as a concerned citizen to ask you to take action as a member of Health and Hospital Corporation’s board to drop HHC’s Supreme Court Case against Gorgi Talevski. Through this case, HHC is looking to strip away citizen’s rights to hold providers accountable for appropriate services and supports through taxpayer funded safety net programs. Vulnerable individuals are being targeted by HHC through this Supreme Court Case. As a board member, you have the power to ensure HHC fulfills their mission to “promote and protect the health of everyone in the community and provide health care to those who are underserved.” I urge the HHC board to withdraw the case which goes against HHC’s Mission, Vision and C.L.E.A.R Values. You and other board members have the power to put a stop to this. Thank you for your consideration of this urgent request.
HHC Board Members:
- Gregory Fehribach
- Carl Drummer
- Robert Lazard
- Dr. Geeta Karnik Mantravadi
- Monica Crain
- Thomas Hanify
- Beverly Mukes-Gaither
Thank you for anything you can do to help put a stop to this Supreme Court Case that could have a negative impact on individuals with disabilities.