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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Regulatory Comment to HHS on Medicaid
Regulatory comment to HHS Secretary Becerra and CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure providing suggestions to strengthen the Proposed Rule CMS-2439-P on CHIP Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality.
Letter to President on Criminal Justice
Letter to President Biden asking for Anthony Battle's death sentence to be commuted to life without parole, given Mr. Battle's profound mental illness and dementia.
Letter to Members of Congress on Medicaid
Thank-you message to to Congressional offices for not including Medicaid cuts in the debt ceiling deal and protecting coverage for those who rely on Medicaid to access effective and affordable healthcare.
Letter to Senate Leadership on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Letter to Senate leadership and Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation leadership supporting S.1409, the bipartisan Kids Online Safety Act, which proposes several measures to hold social media companies accountable and create a safer digital environment for children and teens.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Telehealth & Parity
Letter to Committee on Education & the Workforce leadership opposing H.R. 824, the Telehealth Benefit Expansion for Workers Act of 2023, due to concerns about lack of comprehensive coverage for mental health and substance abuse care.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Health Coverage
Letter to Committee on Education & the Workforce leadership expressing patient community concerns about bills under consideration that could threaten access to quality, affordable and comprehensive health care.
Letter to Department of Defense on Veterans' Mental Health
Letter to Department of Defense Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Martinez-Lopez and Defense Health Agency Director Crosland regarding the lack of implementation of the SERVE Act, which would provide residential eating disorders care for adult active-duty dependents.
Regulatory Comment to HHS Secretary on Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
Regulatory Comment to HHS Secretary Becerra encouraging CMS to finalize the proposal to add health equity measures and a patient experience of care survey measure to the IPF Quality Reporting Program (IPFQR).
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Research and Innovation
Letter to Representatives Mace and McCollum expressing support for the Nonprofit Stakeholders Engaging and Advancing Together (Nonprofit SEAT) Act, which would establish government structures and policies that deepen the relationship between nonprofits and government and help nonprofits achieve their missions.
Letter to Members of Congress on Research and Innovation
Letter to Members of Congress expressing support of H. RES. 361, which would name May 7th as National Brain Donation Awareness Day.
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