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 CMS Director on Medicare & Medication Access
02/01/2021
Letter to CMS Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group Director Blackford, expressing concern about the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
01/28/2021
Letter to Senators Blunt and Murray and Reps. DeLauro and Cole, expressing thanks for the bipartisan inclusion of $4.25 billion for mental health and substance use programs above and beyond regular FY 2021 spending in the COVID-19 relief portion of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Statement on President's Executive Orders Related to Health Coverage
01/28/2021
Statement applauding the much-needed patient protections within Executive Orders issued by President Biden that help protect people with pre-existing conditions.
Letter to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
01/25/2021
Letter to HHS Secretary-Designate Becerra, requesting action to nullify the Medicaid 1115 work and community engagement requirements policy.
Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid & Maternal Mental Health
01/22/2021
Regulatory comments to HHS Acting Secretary Norris Cochran, expressing support for Georgia’s request to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to six months.
Coalition Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
01/22/2021
Comments to HHS Acting Secretary Norris Cochran, expressing support for Georgia’s request to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to six months.
Statement on COVID-19
01/12/2021
Statement: Leading Mental Health Organizations Call on States to Prioritize Individuals in Psychiatric Hospitals for Vaccination.
Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization for People in Inpatient Settings
01/12/2021
Statement urging states to treat people with long-term psychiatric hospital stays as part of the first COVID-19 vaccine priority group, and treat those with short-term psychiatric hospital stays the same as other hospital patients.
Advocacy Resource on 988 Crisis Response Problems and Solutions
01/11/2021
Advocacy resource reviewing the problems with the current mental health crisis response and the solutions a 988 crisis response system offers to change how people experiencing crises get help.
Advocacy Resource on 988 Crisis Response System Vision
01/11/2021
Advocacy resource explaining the three pillars of a robust 988 crisis response system, including 24/7 crisis call centers, mobile crisis teams and crisis stabilization programs.
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