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 Committee Leadership on HHS Nomination
Letter to Senate Finance Leadership, expressing support for the nomination of Xavier Becerra as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Letter to HHS Secretary on COVID-19
Letter to HHS Acting Secretary Cochran, expressing thanks for the recent letter to Governors stating the public health emergency (PHE) declaration will likely remain in place throughout 2021.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on COVID-19 & Medicaid
Letter to Congressional leadership, expressing support for the provision in the COVID relief reconciliation bill that will provide would provide additional funding for the direct care workforce within Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on COVID-19 & Telehealth
Letter to Senate HELP & House Energy & Commerce Leadership, expressing support of the recent reintroduction of the Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act (H.R. 708/S. 168), which would expand access to telehealth during the COVID public health emergency.
Letter to FDA Director on Medication Access
Letter to FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Choe, urging the FDA to commit to increased efficiency of generic reviews and greater attention to complex generics.
Comments to HHS Secretary on Medicaid
Regulatory comments to HHS Acting Secretary Cochran, expressing support for Washington State’s request to extend a Medicaid demonstration program with an Institute for Mental Disease (IMD) waiver component.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on COVID-19 & Health Coverage
Letter to Congressional Leadership, expressing support for the American Rescue Plan, specifically the health coverage provisions.
Letter to CMS Administrator on Child and Adolescent Mental Health & Medicaid
Letter to CMS Acting Administrator Richter, urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to work directly with states and stakeholders to update the Medicaid School Health Technical Assistance Guide and Administrative Claiming Guide.
Letter to Treasury Secretary on COVID-19 & Social Supports
Letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen, expressing support for additional outreach, resources, and support targeting all non-tax filers who have not yet received their economic impact payments.
Letter to HHS Secretary on Medicare & Medication Access
Letter to Secretary-Designee Becerra, expressing opposition to recent change allowing health insurance plans to severely limit Medicare Part D drug coverage.
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