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.


 
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Social Supports
08/31/2021
Letter to Congressional Leadership, urging Congress to prioritize robust investments in housing vouchers, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in any future recovery or infrastructure package.
Letter to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
08/30/2021
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, urging HHS to consider comments as the Dept. evaluates the TX demonstration waiver proposal.
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Health Coverage
08/12/2021
Comments to HHS Secretary Becerra and CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure, on the documents related to the implementation of the No Surprises Act (NSA) including standard notice and consent, complaints processes, model disclosures and their supporting statements.
Statement on COVID19
08/12/2021
Statement urging the Biden Administration to launch a federal commission of diverse experts to develop a comprehensive federal crisis plan and prioritize actions to address the care needs of patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARSCoV-2 infection (“PASC” or “Long COVID”).
Letter to HHS Secretary on Health Coverage
08/03/2021
Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra, urging expedited issuance of a new regulation addressing short-term, limited-duration (STLD) health insurance plans.
Letter to CMS Administrator on Health Coverage
07/21/2021
Regulatory comments to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure, providing comments on the Interim Final Rule on “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I.”
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Mental Health Funding
06/30/2021
Letter to Senators Stabenow and Blunt, expressing support for the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (S. 2069), which would allow every state & territory to join the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration & would authorize investments in the model for current and prospective CCBHCs.
Amicus Brief on Medicaid
06/30/2021
Amicus Brief in Doyle v. Tidball, asking that the Court reverse the opinion of the circuit court regarding Missouri Medicaid expansion.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Criminal Justice & Medicaid
06/30/2021
Letter to Senators Wyden and Crapo, expressing support for the bipartisan Medicaid Reentry Act (S.238), which would allow Medicaid to cover health services thirty days before an individual is released from prison or jail.
Letter on Health Coverage
06/18/2021
Letter to UnitedHealthcare CEO Brian Thompson, expressing concerns from the mental health and SUD community about UnitedHealthcare’s new policy to allow for the retroactive denial of coverage for emergency care.
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