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 Bill Sponsors on Mental Health Workforce
03/18/2022
Letter to Senators Kaine and Young and Representatives Wild and McKinley, in thanks for championing H.R. 1667, the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, and ensuring its passage.
Statement on Health Coverage
03/09/2022
Statement on consensus health care reform principles, including affordability, accessibility, adequacy and comprehensiveness.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Mental Health Workforce
03/08/2022
Letter to Senators Kaine and Young and Representatives Wild and McKinley, in thanks for championing H.R. 1667, the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, and ensuring its passage.
Letter to CMS Administrator on Health Equity
03/04/2022
Letter to Administrator Brooks-LaSure, requesting that CMS take action to address a the lack of timely operating room access for individuals with disabilities in need of dental surgical services.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Health Coverage
02/22/2022
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
02/15/2022
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
02/14/2022
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
02/14/2022
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
02/11/2022
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
02/08/2022
Statement for the Record to Senate Finance Committee on the hearing, “Protecting Youth Mental Health: Part I - An Advisory and Call to Action.”
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