2021

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.


 
Statement on Health Coverage & Medicaid
09/20/2021
Statement commending the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees for expanding access to adequate and affordable health care in reconciliation legislation this week.
Regulatory Comments to CMS Administrator on Medicare & Treatment Innovation
09/13/2021
Regulatory comments to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure on the proposed rule updating Medicare payment and refining policies under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
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.
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 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.
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.”
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