Yes, the Republicans were trying to avoid media coverage and public outrage when they voted to eliminate Obamacare in the early morning hours. The Republicans voted against measures that would allow young adults to stay on the parents' insurance and ensure that women pay fairly for health care coverage. If the public knew about this, they would be outraged.
This is a sad, sad day. They slipped in a major change impacting 20 million Americans without even letting a public debate occur. I hope all the people who voted for Trump and lose their coverage realize their mistake and sway their local senators and congressmen to keep Trump under control.
The time of day is irrelevant; there will be media coverage and public outrage regardless of what time of day the action occurred on Obamacare. The program is widely used by many, and people are going to be more than justifiably upset if and when it is repealed if it is not replaced with something else.
Congressional Republicans have long called for the repeal of Obamacare. In fact, Congressional Republicans have voted on several bills to repeal Obamacare. Therefore, the early morning vote to eliminate the ACA was not done in secrecy. After Trump takes office, he will likely sign the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.