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.


 
Statement for the Record on COVID-19 & Health Coverage
02/10/2021
Statement for the Record, urging the House Ways and Means Committee to advance legislation that would help support the health and wellbeing of the American public while also slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Letter to HHS Secretary on COVID-19 & Medicare
02/05/2021
Letter to HHS Acting Secretary Cochran, urging to ensure all people with Medicare have accessible and affordable health care and prescription drug coverage, during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Letter to HHS Secretary on Medicare & COVID-19
02/05/2021
Letter to the Health and Human Services Secretary requesting the immediate reinstatement of two critical COVID-19 related Medicare enrollment flexibilities: the Special Enrollment Period for Part C and Part D2 and Equitable Relief for Premium Part A and Part B
Letter to Governor Baker on COVID-19
02/05/2021
Letter to MA Gov. Baker, offering congratulations as a recipient of Mental Health America’s B4Stage4 Award and sharing ideas on strengthening mental health in MA amid the pandemic.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Medicare & Mental Health Workforce
02/04/2021
Letter to Representatives Thompson and Katko, expressing support for the reintroduction of H.R. 432, the "Mental Health Access Improvement Act," which would allow licensed mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists to bill Medicare for medically necessary behavioral health services.
Letter to HHS Secretary on Medicare & Medication Access
02/04/2021
Letter to HHS Secretary-Designee Becerra, urging the current Administration to not move forward with two new Medicare Part D flexibilities and rescind the policy.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on COVID-19 & Health Coverage
02/01/2021
Letter to Congressional Leadership, urging Congress to enact additional legislation that will help support the health and wellbeing of the American public while also slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, particularly among vulnerable populations.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Health Coverage
02/01/2021
Letter to Congressional Leadership, urging Congress to pass health coverage-related policies that help patients and people with pre-existing conditions.
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.
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