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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Regulatory Comments to CMS Administrator on Health Coverage
01/31/2023
Regulatory comments to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure on the the Request For Information on Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plans and process.
Regulatory Comment to CMS Administrator on Health Coverage
01/30/2023
Regulatory comments to CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure regarding the Request for Information RFI related to the Essential Health Benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Letter to Major Health Insurers on Health Coverage
01/30/2023
Letter to health insurers UnitedHealth, Aetna, Anthem/BCBS, and Humana, with questions about their practices around mental health networks.
Regulatory Comment to HHS Secretary on Medicaid and Criminal Justice
01/27/2023
Regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra on New Mexico's Medicaid 1115 waiver renewal.
Regulatory Comment to SAMHSA on Research and Innovation Treatment & Crisis Services
01/20/2023
Regulatory comments to SAMHSA Assistant Secretary Delphin-Rittmon, in response to the Revised Draft of the Updated Certification Criteria for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC).
Regulatory Comment to Congressional Committee on Medicare & Medicaid
01/13/2023
Regulatory comments to Senate Finance Committee leadership on opportunities to improve care for individuals jointly enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles).
Statement on Health Equity
01/02/2023
Statement calling for a complete transformation of the health care system to promote unbiased structures and processes to advance equitable access to quality health care for all.
Letter To CMS’s Director on Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for First Episode Psychosis (FEP)
12/07/2022
Letter to CMS’s Director of Coding & Diagnosis Related Groups, encouraging CMS to take any actions that the agency can take to help increase access to CSC, including acting on the application to establish a team-based billing code for Coordinated Specialty Care for Early Psychosis.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Workforce
11/23/2022
Letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership expressing support for the Behavioral Health Workforce for the Future Act recently released in a bipartisan discussion draft form by the Senate Finance Committee.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Crisis Services
11/22/2022
Letter to Senate leadership, expressing support for a modified version of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act (S.2425) as a part of SAHMSA program reauthorization.
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