NAMI Advocacy Actions

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.

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Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Crisis Services
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership, expressing support for S.1902, the Behavioral Health Crisis Services Expansion Act, which would provide support to develop and sustain crisis services across the country.
Letter to CDC Director on Covid-19
Letter to CDC Director Walensky, asking for the inclusion of mental illnesses giving rise to increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 to the CDC’s list of medical conditions of heightened threat.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to Senators Murray and Burr, Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, urging the committee to take up and pass S. 485, The Family Support Services for Addiction Act, which would provide $25 million in grant funding for family support services.
Statement on Health Coverage & Medicaid
Statement commending the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees for expanding access to adequate and affordable health care in reconciliation legislation this week.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Maternal Mental Health
Letter to Congressional Leadership, expressing support for the maternal health provisions included in the House Energy & Commerce Committee print of the Build Back Better Act and urging Congress to swiftly enact these provisions.
Regulatory Comments to CMS Administrator on Medicare & Treatment Innovation
Regulatory comments to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure on the proposed rule updating Medicare payment and refining policies under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
Letter to CMS Administrator on Medicare & Mental Health Workforce
Letter to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure, requesting that the final Physician Fee Schedule rule allow peer support specialists to be recognized and reimbursed as part of integrated care models.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Health Coverage
Letter to Congressional leadership, urge Congress to take immediate steps to pass several policies that help people with pre-existing conditions as part of the upcoming reconciliation package.
Letter to Senator Murray on Parity
Letter to Sen. Murray, Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, urging support for a legislative provision in the budget reconciliation to enforce the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, urging HHS to rescind TN's TennCare III 1115 demonstration.
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