As patients and partisans of all stripes take a deep breath following the latest Republican effort to dismantle Obamacare, they might consider the latest example of how trying to save health care dollars can have unintended consequences. This one comes from the Netherlands, where the government sought to give people more “skin in the game” in its national health system.
Asked about the latest GOP plans to trim health care spending, Rick Petaccio rolls up his work shirt to show a scar — one of many up and down both arms, his legs, and elsewhere — left by an abscess on his left bicep due to an injection-related infection. “I was on Medicaid when treated for all of my abscesses, and my hepatitis A, B, and C were detected with the aid of Medicaid,” the Philadelphia man said.
For New Jersey, the GOP health-care proposals in Washington could mean more than budgetary chaos and a million people going without insurance: the state could wind up with a higher share of uninsured residents than places like Alabama and Mississippi. The main reason: New Jersey long has worked to make coverage accessible — through both public Medicaid programs and private insurance mandates — and it accepted a huge amount of help from the Affordable Care Act.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".