Past Letters of Support

March 2019

Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act

The Global Alliance endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Kennedy and Katko to protect Americans from losing health care coverage due to onerous paperwork, temporary loss of housing or other life events for adults and children.  Read the announcement.   

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

The Global Alliance joined with several groups to express concern about a proposed change in Medicaid regulations that would allow states to eliminate Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation, including for the blind, elderly, or disabled.  The proposed Medicaid rule would repeal long-standing regulations (CFR 431.53) that have been upheld in the courts requiring State plans to include necessary transportation to and from providers.   

Rising Health Care Costs

The Global Alliance joined with MHLG in a letter to Senators Alexander and Murray expressing concern about rising health care costs and suggesting ideas for addressing the burden of costs on taxpayers, employers, and family budgets. 

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant

We co-signed a letter to Reps. DeLauro and Cole requesting their support for an additional $35 million for the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant for FY 2020, to fund a five percent set-aside for states to fund crisis care services.  The funds would enable states to implement the Crisis Now strategies recommended by the Crisis Services Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.  

Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act of 2019 

Global Alliance co-signed a MHLG letter supporting the Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act of 2019 (H.R. 838/S. 265).  The legislation creates a multidisciplinary national task force of experts who will recommend national guidelines for behavior-based threat assessment and management to support communities.  

February 2019

Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act

In a letter to Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy, the Global Alliance joined with the MHLG to urge support for the Excellence In Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act.  The Act includes provisions to extend and expand the current CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration

In a letter to Senators McConnell, Schumer and Reps. Pelosi and McCarthy, we joined with the MHLG to urge Congress to act quickly to extend and expand the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration.