What’s the greatest threat to American health care? Republican leaders in Congress seem to think it is large numbers of America’s grandparents. The Republican health care bills in both the House and Senate would devastate Medicaid, and the frail elderly benefit more from Medicaid than almost any other group. The program devotes more than 30% of its budget nationwide to long-term nursing home care for the elderly and disabled, and it covers almost two-thirds of the country’s cost of providing it.
House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act in a hurry on May 4. They held no hearings on the final version, and it passed with only two votes to spare. Twenty of their members voted against it, and they failed to convince a single Democrat to sign on. And in their rush, they didn’t wait for the Congressional Budget Office to analyze the bill’s likely budget impact. That kind of haste is highly unusual.
Should we repeal Obamacare and replace it with the Affordable Care? Say what? Aren't Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act the same thing? How can you replace something with itself? - Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., Philadelphia Inquirer
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".