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 Health Coverage
Letter to Healthy Future Task Force leadership, providing feedback on the Task Force's Request For Information on health care affordability.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Parity
Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer, urging continued support for civil monetary penalty authority for the U.S. Department of Labor to enforce the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA).
Letter to FDA on Medication Access
Letter to the FDA regarding reporting and treatment recommendation updates to the Clozapine Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) surveillance system.
Letter to CMS Administrator on Medicaid
Letter to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure, thanking the CMS for the agency’s recent decision to remove a financial barrier to Medicaid coverage by rejecting and phasing out premiums in Section 1115 waivers.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Health Coverage
Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer, urging Congress to permanently expand ACA programs including the enhanced advance premium tax credits (APTCs) and close the Medicaid coverage gap in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget reconciliation process.
Statement for the Record on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Statement for the Record to Senate Finance Committee on the hearing, “Protecting Youth Mental Health: Part I - An Advisory and Call to Action.”
Regulatory Comment to HHS Secretary on Medicaid & Criminal Justice
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, commenting on the Massachusetts Medicaid proposal that would extend postpartum Medicaid coverage; expanding Medicaid coverage and services for justice-involved individuals; and continue and expand support for the behavioral health workforce.
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra, expressing support for Massachusetts' 1115 Demonstration Extension Request for the MassHealth Program.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to HELP Committee leadership Chairwoman Murray and Ranking Member Burr, urging the committee to bring forward the mental health bills awaiting consideration.
Letter to the Biden Administration on Health Coverage
Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra, IRS Commissioner Rettig, CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure, and DOL Acting Assistant Secretary Khawar asking that the agencies issue new regulations as soon as possible limiting the sale and availability of short-term, limited-duration (“STLD”) health insurance.
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