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.


 
Regulatory Comments to HHS Secretary on Health Equity
11/19/2021
Regulatory comments to HHS Sec. Becerra, in support of the Proposed Repeal of HHS Rules on Guidance, Enforcement, and Adjudication Procedures issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Statement on Health Coverage
11/19/2021
Statement on House passage of the Build Back Better Act, which will increase access to high-quality, affordable health insurance for millions of Americans.
Amicus Brief to SCOTUS on Criminal Justice
11/17/2021
Amicus brief in Terence Tramaine Andrus v. Texas, asking that the U.S. Supreme Court strike down Terence Tramaine Andrus’s death penalty.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
11/15/2021
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership, in response to their request for input on how Congress can address unmet mental health needs in this country.
Letter to NAI Con Parity
11/03/2021
Letter to Senators Bennet and Cornyn, in response to request for input, urging the inclusion of incentives for adoption of behavioral health information technology in the forthcoming mental health package and supporting the investment in integrated care.
Statement on Mental Health Workforce & Social Supports
10/28/2021
Public statement calling on Members of Congress to prioritize patients and caregivers, and ensure that a paid leave program is included in the Build Back Better Act.
Regulatory Comments to Biden Administration on Health Coverage
10/18/2021
Regulatory comments to Secretaries Walsh, Becerra, and Yellen, and Director Ahuja, providing comments on the Requirements Related to Air Ambulance Services, Agent and Broker Disclosures, and Provider Enforcement as part of the No Surprises Act.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Parity
10/15/2021
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Leadership in response to request for stakeholder input, urging the Committee to make parity part of core efforts to address the ongoing national mental health and addiction crisis.
Letter to Senate Leadership on Parity
10/08/2021
Letter to Senators Bennet and Cornyn, in response to request for input, urging that parity is at the core of efforts to address the ongoing national mental health and addiction crisis.
Letter to Senate Leadership on Research & Treatment Innovation
10/08/2021
Letter to Senators Bennet and Cornyn, in response to request for input, urging the inclusion of incentives for adoption of behavioral health information technology in the forthcoming mental health package and supporting the investment in integrated care.
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