Republicans have never had a problem airing their grievances in the media, and the media have never had a problem giving them ample time to express their hatred of Obamacare. We've heard it all:
The Affordable Care Act is going to lead to a dictatorship and President Obama will take your guns!
Obamacare is a Muslim plot to allow us all to be ruled by Sharia law!
The ACA has legalized those Evil Death Panels and will require our doctors to kill us once we sprout a few gray hairs!
Obamacare is really a cover for BENGHAZI!!! With lots of !!!s!
Obamacare will drive our economy into the ground and we'll all die (thus eliminating the need for Evil Death Panels)!
Obama wants to be Prescription Writer in Chief and drug us all so he can exert his magic powers and cast a giant spell that will force us to do his Commie Marxist fascist gay French Kenyan bidding!
However, one Republican grievance has gotten very little play, if any, on the Tee Vee Machine. The Los Angeles Times clarified a few things, and they go a little something like this:
The beneficiaries are mostly low-income working families that qualify for subsidies designed to make insurance more affordable, and people farther down the income ladder who benefit from the law's expansion of Medicaid.
A smaller, but significant, number of people will pay higher insurance premiums than they used to and, in some cases, higher taxes. Those people are disproportionately Republicans. [...] Americans 65 and older... are the only age group in which Republican supporters outnumber Democrats, according to an analysis by Gallup of 18,000 polling interviews [...]
Republicans also outnumber Democrats among upper-income Americans, who earn too much to qualify for the law's subsidies but who may earn enough to be hit by its new taxes. And affluent small-business owners, among the most loyal Republican voters, are heavily represented among the people who bought insurance on the private market before Obamacare.
So right now, per the Times, the ACA's costs and benefits are distributed unevenly, which is one reason that Republican voters are so ticked off.
Additionally, the GOP's older, wealthier base opposing the law feels their hatred more intensely than Obamacare supporters (Democrats) do their approval. So if President Obama can stir up his base's passions about how the law is improving their lives, then Democrats can stand a chance to gain politically.
Own it, Dems. Get out there and sell it. Let voters know that repeal-happy Republicans would yank health insurance away from and risk the lives of millions. Inform Americans, stir up support, and make this a winning issue.