THE REAL REASON?
Republicans like to complain about what they like to call "Obamacare" (the Affordable Health Care act) in any number of ways. "It's government intrusion", "It will cost too much", "We won't be able to choose our doctor anymore", "There will be death panels", etc.
For the last couple of years I have been telling people the real reason the GOP doesn't want Obamacare to succeed is because they do not want any more positive, lasting legacies from the Democrats. No more of the kind people have come to like, like Social Security and Medicare. Why? It could give the Democrats a majority that could last quite a while. Attacking Social Security and Medicare has not been a good strategy for the GOP, and they don't want something else to become "sacred" (as in, "Keep you hands off of my ______!")
It has been validating to see some of my thoughts on this appearing in print, as in this example:
The Republicans will try to get rid of "Obamacare" at ALL costs. Just watch them. It isn't because of all the laundry-listed reasons they will give you. It's because they believe the survival of their party, at least in the short term, depends on defeating Affordable Health Care.
They have labeled it "Obamacare" in an attempt to create anger about it among those who hate the president. Well... For now, hearing it called "Obamacare" tends to piss me off, especially when it is used by right wingers to stir things up. But when the program ultimately succeeds, I will be happy to call it that and give its author all due credit.