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.


 
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Mental Health Funding
06/30/2021
Letter to Senators Stabenow and Blunt, expressing support for the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (S. 2069), which would allow every state & territory to join the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration & would authorize investments in the model for current and prospective CCBHCs.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Criminal Justice & Medicaid
06/30/2021
Letter to Senators Wyden and Crapo, expressing support for the bipartisan Medicaid Reentry Act (S.238), which would allow Medicaid to cover health services thirty days before an individual is released from prison or jail.
Amicus Brief on Medicaid
06/30/2021
Amicus Brief in Doyle v. Tidball, asking that the Court reverse the opinion of the circuit court regarding Missouri Medicaid expansion.
Letter on Health Coverage
06/18/2021
Letter to UnitedHealthcare CEO Brian Thompson, expressing concerns from the mental health and SUD community about UnitedHealthcare’s new policy to allow for the retroactive denial of coverage for emergency care.
Statement on Health Coverage
06/17/2021
Statement on the Supreme Court ruling of Texas v. California, upholding the Affordable Care Act.
Letter on Health Coverage
06/16/2021
Letter to UnitedHealthcare CEO Brian Thompson, expressing concerns about UnitedHealthcare’s new policy to allow for the retroactive denial of coverage for emergency care.
Letter To Senate Committee Leadership On Nomination Of Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon
06/08/2021
Letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee leadership expressing support for the nomination of Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon as the next Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Letter to HHS Secretary on Crisis Services
05/24/2021
Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra and OMB Acting Director Young urging a timely release of the report on resources necessary to make 988 operational and effective and asking that the President's budget requests in future fiscal years reflect the report's recommendations.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Crisis Services
05/21/2021
Letter to Congressional leadership, urging Congress to pair recent investments in broader mental health services with a directed investment to build out a national 988 crisis infrastructure of crisis call centers, mobile crisis teams and stabilization services.
Testimony to House Appropriations Committee on Funding Crisis Services
05/19/2021
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.
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