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 CMS Administrator on Health Coverage
Letter to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure, requesting a meeting with Administrator Brooks-LaSure regarding regulations limiting the sale and availability of short-term, limited-duration (“STLD”) health insurance.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Social Supports
Letter to Senators Brown and Portman, expressing support for the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act (S. 4102), which would raise the amount of assets Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients can save without jeopardizing SSI benefits.
Letter to House Appropriations on Mental Health Funding
Letter to House Appropriations leadership urging prioritization of key mental health priorities in the FY 23 Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor, HHS), Education and Related agencies (CJS) Appropriations bills.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Parity
Letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership, expressing support for Section 321 of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022 (H.R. 7666), which would end opt-outs from federal mental health and addiction parity requirements for nonfederal government plans.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Maternal Mental Health
Letter to Senate HELP and House E&C leadership, urging the inclusion of three pieces of maternal mental health legislation within the upcoming mental health packages to address maternal mental health and substance use disorders impacting individuals during pregnancy and the first year following childbirth.