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 President Biden on Research and Innovation
Letter to President Biden, urging the Administration to convene a summit of stakeholders from across the health care system to identify immediate and long-term solutions on the issue of emergency room boarding.
Regulatory Comment to Biden Administration on Medicaid
Regulatory comments to CMS, on the proposed rule, Streamlining the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Basic Health Program Application, Eligibility Determination, Enrollment, and Renewal Processes.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Social Supports
Letter to Congressional leadership, urging immediate action to assure that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has the resources it needs through the FY23 President’s budget request to restore staffing after two years of record-high attrition.
Regulatory Comment to CMS Administrator on COVID-19 & Medicaid
Regulatory comments to CMS Administrator Brooks-Lasure, urging CMS to rescind 42 CFR §433.400 and no longer allow states to reduce Medicaid benefits or modify beneficiary cost-sharing while the state receives the enhanced FMAP.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Social Supports
Letter to Congressional leadership urging passage of the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act, which would help college students with disabilities better access needed disability services.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Criminal Justice
Letter to Representatives Bass, Issa, Trone, and Chabot in support of H.R.8637, the Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022, which would direct the U.S. Attorney General to develop training curricula to help educate law enforcement officers and covered mental health professionals about how best to respond to behavioral health crises.
Letter to President Biden on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Letter to President Biden marking the one-year anniversary of the national emergency declaration in children’s mental health.
Statement on Health Coverage
Statement applauding ‘Family Glitch’ fix as a monumental move to expand coverage.
Letter to HHS Secretary on Medication Access
Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra, regarding implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act with a focus on the prescription drug provisions.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to Senate Finance & House Ways & means leadership, expressing support for modified Legacy IRA Act provision in both the House passed Securing a Strong Retirement Act and the Senate Finance Committee passed Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act.
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