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Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Sec­re­tary Ben Car­son had a word or two to say on the health care vote — Capi­tol Hill’s lat­est testy cliffhanger. Will there be a con­sen­sus made on this GOP leg­is­la­tion?

“In the end, there will be con­sen­sus here, par­tic­u­larly as peo­ple be­gin to un­der­stand that this is a work in process. I would of­fer to the Democrats: Be­gin to think about how we can make it work, not how it doesn’t work. That’s one of the things that I find here in Wash­ing­ton. More peo­ple spend time talk­ing about what can’t be done than what can be done. We’ve got to get back to the can-do attitude that made Amer­ica great,” Mr. Car­son told Fox Busi­ness Net­work host Neil Cavuto on Tues­day.

Should the gov­ern­ment still have a role in our health care sys­tem?

“The gov­ern­ment is sup­posed to fa­cil­i­tate life. That has to do with health care, the pur­suit of hap­pi­ness and lib­erty. I think all of those are im­por­tant things. So there is a role for the gov­ern­ment. But it’s not a pre­dom­i­nant role, it’s a fa­cil­i­tat­ing role,” Mr. Car­son ob­served.

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