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 Medicare & Parity
06/29/2022
Letter to House Ways & Means and Senate Finance Committee leadership, urging the committees to apply the Mental Health Parity Act to Medicare.
Regulatory Comment to HHS Secretary on Medicare & Criminal Justice
06/27/2022
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, speaking in favor of the proposed special enrollment periods for exceptional conditions, including incarceration.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
06/21/2022
Letter to Senate HELP leadership, providing coalition input on Sen. Murphy and Cassidy’s Mental Health Reform Authorization Act of 2022 as it relates to child and adolescent mental health.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
06/14/2022
Letter to Senate Commerce Committee leadership, urging leadership to hold a Senate Commerce Committee markup this month on the Kids Online Safety Act (S. 3663) and child-related privacy and tech legislation to protect young users online.
Statement on Criminal Justice
06/06/2022
Statement from national mental health organizations on national gun violence crisis.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Crisis Services
06/01/2022
Letter to Appropriations Committee leadership, urging for funding under the Dept. of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance for states, tribes and localities to improve implementation of existing State extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws as a safety means to prevent suicides.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Social Supports
05/26/2022
Letter to House & Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, requesting that the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) be funded at $153 million for its Social Determinants of Health program.
Letter to CMS Administrator on Health Coverage
05/25/2022
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
05/24/2022
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 Congressional Committee Leadership on Parity
05/17/2022
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.
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