"Nothing is easy in health care. Once you get entitlement programs in place, they're very hard to get rid of," said Sally Pipes, a health care economist and president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute. "I think people voted for President Trump because they didn't like Obamacare. They wanted to repeal and replace what was there."
"If you live in the state of California or New York and you wanted a policy that had fewer state mandates and might be cheaper, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to go to the state and find a plan that supports your needs," said Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute, which advocates free-market ideas.