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Shane Savitsky Mar 9, 2017
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Paul Ryan breaks out a slideshow for AHCA pitch

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Paul Ryan rolled up his shirt sleeves and broke out a PowerPoint to educate Americans about his plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare. Most of the major cable networks broke in for the riveting show — there was even a balloon animation to illustrate the expanding costs of Medicaid.

But his goal was to convince other conservative lawmakers that his plan is the way to go: "The time is here. The time is now. This is the moment. And this is the closest this will ever happen. It really comes down to a binary choice."

The early reviews? Not great, at least from Rep. Justin Amash, who tweeted: "Binary choice" fallacy is a tool partisans on both sides use to quash policy debate and avoid difficult job of persuading and legislating.