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A man with ALS debates with Sen. Jeff Flake about GOP tax plan while on a plane

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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.

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."

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