2021

NAMI works with policymakers to advance priority issues and ensure that the voice of people affected by mental illness is considered in policymaking. Read NAMI’s recent letters to federal leaders, submitted comments and testimony and other resources.


 
Letter to HHS Secretary on Medicare & Medication Access
02/04/2021
Letter to HHS Secretary-Designee Becerra, urging the current Administration to not move forward with two new Medicare Part D flexibilities and rescind the policy.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on COVID-19 & Health Coverage
02/01/2021
Letter to Congressional Leadership, urging Congress to enact additional legislation that will help support the health and wellbeing of the American public while also slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, particularly among vulnerable populations.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Health Coverage
02/01/2021
Letter to Congressional Leadership, urging Congress to pass health coverage-related policies that help patients and people with pre-existing conditions.
Letter to CMS Director on Medicare & Medication Access
02/01/2021
Letter to CMS Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group Director Blackford, expressing concern about the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
01/28/2021
Letter to Senators Blunt and Murray and Reps. DeLauro and Cole, expressing thanks for the bipartisan inclusion of $4.25 billion for mental health and substance use programs above and beyond regular FY 2021 spending in the COVID-19 relief portion of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Letter to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
01/25/2021
Letter to HHS Secretary-Designate Becerra, requesting action to nullify the Medicaid 1115 work and community engagement requirements policy.
Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid & Maternal Mental Health
01/22/2021
Regulatory comments to HHS Acting Secretary Norris Cochran, expressing support for Georgia’s request to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to six months.
Coalition Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
01/22/2021
Comments to HHS Acting Secretary Norris Cochran, expressing support for Georgia’s request to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to six months.
Statement on COVID-19
01/12/2021
Statement: Leading Mental Health Organizations Call on States to Prioritize Individuals in Psychiatric Hospitals for Vaccination.
Advocacy Resource on 988 Crisis Response Problems and Solutions
01/11/2021
Advocacy resource reviewing the problems with the current mental health crisis response and the solutions a 988 crisis response system offers to change how people experiencing crises get help.
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