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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Testimony to House Appropriations Committee on Funding Crisis Services
Testimony to U.S. House Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies regarding NAMI's FY 2022 funding priorities, including crisis services.
Amicus Brief on Parity
Amicus Brief in Wit v. United Behavioral Healthcare, asking the court to uphold the District court decision and affirm that people with UBH insurance receive the full coverage they were promised, including behavioral health services consistent with generally-accepted standards of care.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Medicaid Benefit for Vaccine Transportation
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership, urging support for H.R. 3013, the "COVID Vaccine Transportation Access Act," which would help support non-emergency medical transportation options to vaccine sites for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Letter to CMS Director on Health Coverage
Letter to CMS CCIIO Director Lorenzo providing recommendations concerning network adequacy review for marketplace health insurance plans.
Coalition Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
Coalition regulatory comments to HHS Secretary Becerra expressing support for Virginia's 1115 waiver amendment extending Medicaid postpartum coverage up to 12 months.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Maternal Mental Health
Letter to Energy and Commerce House Subcommittee Leadership expressing support for H.R. 909/S. 484, the "Moms Matter Act," which would address the need for culturally congruent collaborative maternity care models.
Coalition Statement on Health Coverage
Coalition statement urging Congress and the Biden Administration to include additional health care priorities in the next legislative package.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Leadership urging consideration of legislation that was passed last Congress to help prevent suicide, enable diagnosis and treatment for substance use disorders, and provide overall support patients with mental health conditions.
Statement on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Statement of principles on child and adolescent mental and behavioral health.
Letter To US Attorney General Garland On Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Letter to US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, sharing recommendations for model state legislation on extreme risk protection orders (ERPO).
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