Despite less financial and organizational support, it appears the number of people with health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act will be about the same next year as it was this year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released figures Friday for the 2018 enrollment period that ended on Dec. 15. The numbers showed that 8.8 million people signed up for Obamacare plans on the federal website during this fall’s enrollment period.
The individual mandate repeal and Medicare spending are getting most of the attention. As well they should. But those aren’t the only health-related items in the $1.5 trillion Republican tax cut bill on the verge of being approved by Congress and sent to the White House for President Trump’s signature. There are provisions in the bill as it stands that would affect hospital construction projects, medical students, and nonprofit health organizations.
It was difficult to separate politics from many of the top health stories of 2017. The most obvious might be the various attempts by Republican leaders in Washington, D.C. to repeal the Affordable Care Act. However, politics was also deeply engrained in the battle over rising prescription drug prices. In addition, there were the actions taken by the Trump administration to cut teen pregnancy prevention programs, as well as restrict access to abortion services.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".