While traveling on an airplane from Washington D.C., GOP Sen. Jeff Flake was questioned about by a man who has ALS about how the new tax bill will impact his healthcare.
The man identified as Ady Barkan and Flake had an 11-minute conversation that ranged from the GOP tax plan, the issue of Dreamers, the Affordable Care Act and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Barkan explained to Flake about his diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as ALS and how the tax bill would affect his health care.
Teaser from 11 min convo: @JeffFlake on the plane talking about #GOPTaxScam cuts to Medicare that would prevent @AdyBarkan from getting the ventilator he will need to stay alive and see his son grow up. Plus daca plus chip plus being an American hero #FlakesOnAPlane pic.twitter.com/pSZcGK58oK— Liz - We're doing it (@lizjaff) December 8, 2017
Flake tweeted that he enjoyed his conversation with Barkan, and althought they "won’t always agree, by (sic) I admire your courage and knowledgeable advocacy."