Iowa insurer Medica said it would raise its 2018 Obamacare rates by roughly 14 percentage points if President Trump doesn't commit to payments to insurers. Medica, the only Obamacare insurer in the state, has requested a 56.7 percent rate increase for 2018, up from the 43.5 percent rate hike it originally requested. The refiled rates affect only silver plans, the most popular of Obamacare's three plan choices.
Two House Democrats on Thursday accused makers of multiple sclerosis drugs with raising prices on older drugs to match the price of newer drugs from their competitors. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., sent letters to seven drug makers seeking answers about price hikes for MS drugs. The lawmakers, who have been investigating high drug prices, say the prices for MS drugs are rising to meet, or shadow, the prices of newer entrants in the market.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is worried the Trump administration won't reach out to Latinos to promote Obamacare. The group is demanding a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss the lack of outreach to key advocacy groups tasked with enrolling Latinos in Obamacare. It says it is "alarmed" by a report from Talking Points Memo that the administration has abandoned Latino outreach for Obamacare's open enrollment set to start Nov. 1.
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".