Pence's remarks wrapped up about 1:25 p.m. and he worked the rope line for several minutes before pool was escorted out.
During the rope line, Pence posed for many selfies and photos, and autographed one man's red 'Make America Great Again' cap.
Remarks were open press, but touched on familiar campaign themes of creating jobs and cutting regulations, issues of particular importance to small business.
"The Obamacare nightmare is about to be over," Pence said about midway through his speech, to applause.
Obamacare is a job-killer and everyone knows it, Pence said.
This administration will replace Obamacare with something that works, and HHS Secretary Price is the best person to do it, he said.
Trump gave some guidance to Congress on Tuesday, such as the ability to buy health insurance across state lines, Pence said.
There will be an "orderly transition" to the new health care system, he said.
Pence also spoke about the administration's plans to cut taxes so businesses can create more jobs.
Pool escorted out at 1:34 p.m. for van ride back to airport and then back to Washington. A few snowflakes were falling as we left.