Marchers Want to Keep Their Access to Health Care

I was concerned when I saw a Tweet with the question, "What do they want? Free manis and pedis?" in response to participants in the recent Women's March on Washington, D.C. The march, of course, was not about manicures or pedicures. The march was about the values that define a society. The march was about protection of human rights and access to affordable, high-quality health care.

Throughout his life, my first-generation Greek-American grandfather, who we called PaPou, instilled in me a deep reverence for the ideals that led to the founding of the United States. My PaPou marveled about a country that opens its arms to immigrants. My PaPou loved America so much that he fought with the U.S. Army before he was a citizen and was wounded in France during World War I.