This morning I was alarmed to learn of first lady Melania Trump’s visit to Boston Medical Center. Like my nearby hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, BMC opens its doors to everyone, including the most vulnerable in our population. New immigrants to Boston have a medical home in these hospitals because we provide not only care, but also comfort and community. Trump’s visit puts that all at risk.
Illness in this country is political. Access to care in this country is political. Access to insurance in this country is political. Access to government assistance is political. Melania Trump’s presence is political.