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 CMS Administrator on Medicare & Mental Health Workforce
09/13/2021
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
09/10/2021
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
09/10/2021
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
09/09/2021
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, urging HHS to rescind TN's TennCare III 1115 demonstration.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Social Supports
09/03/2021
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership, urging the inclusion of the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 331/H.R. 1219) in the upcoming SECURE 2.0 legislation.
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.
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