November 17th, 2009
10:15 AM ET
13 years ago

Republicans launch 'health care task force'

Washington (CNN) - As the Senate debate over health care reform heats up, the Republican Party is launching a new Web site Tuesday to track how vulnerable Democratic incumbents and Democratic challengers are weighing in on the measure.

The new Web site - - is powered by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to highlight where Democrats stand on the bill as it evolves in the chamber in the coming weeks. The NRSC says their new site also allows users to share information through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. Sandra, Atlanta

    Why don't they work on solutions instead of tracking how Democrats vote. This is nothing but pure politics and no effort to solve problems! Totally disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. Obama Victim

    we need to destroy as many dems as possible.......the world will be a better place

    November 17, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but.....

    Good, now we'll get to see which congress critters represent our best interest and which are in the pockets of the healthcare and insurance industries. thanks, republicans. Have a nice day! XOXO

    P.S. Keep your capitalism out of my healthcare.

    November 17, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  4. Chris

    Democrats have been working on reforming the broken health care system for months. The Republicans just establish a "task force" today? If they wanted to help reform the system, the time to help would have been the last several months and bills were moving through committee. It is hard to see this "task force" as anything but politics.

    November 17, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. Halls

    The GOP has hit desperate times.......what a mess they have become.

    November 17, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  6. wait a minute

    Is it a task force or an attack force?
    GOP needs to come up with a plan for health care reform solutions. If they don't have any solutions, let others with solutions solve the problems.

    November 17, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  7. Republicans are the American Taliban

    We can call it the Republican Healthcare Death Panel...

    November 17, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  8. Florida Joe

    These Repubs are SSSOOOO ideas of their own to help those that need healthcare........It's all about getting elected and back in power.................

    November 17, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  9. Mike S., New Orleans

    And Republicans wonder where they went wrong, huh? Their idea of a "Health Care Task Force" is to produce a web site targeting Democrats in political races.

    I'm sure the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are losing their insurance because they got sick will sleep better knowing that Republican "Health Care Task Force" is working hard to unseat Democrats.

    That'll fix the system, fer' sure!

    November 17, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  10. Sniffit

    In other words, they've spent oodles of time and money cooking up a web site to play politics over the health care reform debate instead of spending oodles of time and money on coming up with rational, reasonable, responsible contributions to the solution. Kudos scumbags.

    November 17, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  11. Erasmus

    It does not take an entire website to track the position of Republican senators on health care – just put them all down as a no, under any circumstances.

    November 17, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  12. haren

    This 85% of satisfied stupid insured will change their thinking when they will heat with catastrophic illness and go bankrupt.

    November 17, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  13. Connie, Indiana

    should be called "deathto health care .that is what they want, only objective is to screw the American people. After 60+ yrs of trying to get health reform, their tactics haven't changed. I think this is more about crushing Obama than anything, and the american people are caught in the middle.

    November 17, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  14. JD from Moraga, CA

    ...because when you don't have a viable alternative solution, the next best thing is to attempt to undercut the people who are actually trying to get something done...

    November 17, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  15. Texas Doc

    This is not about health care, its about politics. All they can do is say "No". That's it. Their plan is built on nothing, they just don't want the Democrats to credit (again) for helping Americans live better, more productive lives.

    November 17, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  16. Fitz in Texas

    67% of Americans do not want this Obamacare. Why does this administration continue to ignore what the American people want? Simple....this administration does not care what we want. They want what ever it takes to line their pockets and keep them in power.

    November 17, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  17. This is ridiculous

    This is ridiculous. Republicans are spending time to set up a website to track where Dems stand on the bill, but they do not have time to work on developing ideas on how to fix healthcare. Ridiculous with a capital R.

    November 17, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  18. Four and The Door

    " highlight where Democrats stand on the bill as it evolves in the chamber in the coming weeks."
    Translation: To highlight what sleazy back room deals the Democrats are making to buy votes on this lousy bill to create a new overpriced federal government bureaucracy when what we should be doing now is eliminating government waste and bureaucracies.

    November 17, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  19. Silence Dogoode

    This is all you need to know: this health care is in clear violation of the Constitution you swore to uphold. Anyone voting for this bill will be eligible for articles of impeachment.

    November 17, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  20. alpha_nu_916

    republican 'health care task force' – oxymoron.

    November 17, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  21. Mojo

    If we're so against socialism and redistribution where is the anger at the current socialistic bloated system, where the government has a 240 billion dollar per year liability to health insurance companies? You enjoy the government taking your taxdollars and redistributing it to pay overhead, administrative costs, lobbying dollars, and advertising for wasteful corporations who charge us 50% more than other advanced nations? Not to mention the fact that we already pay for people who don't have insurance when they go to the ER, skip out on doctors bills, and add to administrative costs for doctors, hospitals and insurers..

    Where's the anger over Anti-trust, collusion and price fixing exemptions for health insurers, exempting them from a free market?

    Where was the anger over the republicans 1.2 trillion dollar health care bill that we're now paying for from 2006-2015?

    November 17, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  22. not alone

    they mean" health care attack force," lol ten months and only thing we have seen is NO and no plan from them.So how about helping us Americans now that you have shipped out all our jobs by the millions?

    November 17, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  23. a health economist

    My first thoughts when reading the heading of this post was, "well it's about time the Rebuplicans actually try to come up with some solutions instead of attacking the Democrats".

    You might imagine my disappointment when I read the rest of the post and went to the link for the site. I have officially given up all hope that the Rebuplicans want to make an actual contribution to the reform debate. The Democrats by no means have a perfect plan for health reform, but folks they are the best we've got.

    November 17, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  24. ThinkAgain

    Typical GOP – no solutions, no new ideas, no concern for Americans, just overwhelming concern for their own party.

    Just the same ol', same ol' obstructionist actions.

    GOP = Party Before Country

    November 17, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  25. Tanya Kujath

    It has become obvious that the republican party will go to any length to be obstructive to any thing that might be a benefit to help the American people in their ongoing quest to rebel against our President. This is a sad day for republicans and a triumphant battle for what is just and right in the history in the making for our great Nation. GOD BLESS the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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