There will also be a fabulous collection of dress

first_img“There will also be a fabulous collection of dress from the 1950’s onwards from ‘Living Vintage’ taking to the catwalk.”As part of the event there will be Afternoon Tea at 4pm with a glass of bubbly and a scrumptious selection of sandwiches and homemade scones and cakes, joined by lovely acoustic music before the fashion show commences at 6pm.This will be a really feel good intergenerational family day out and a fantastic way to chill out after the chaos of Christmas.If you would like to be involved or would like your wedding dress to be part of it, please contact Jacqueline.doherty@derrystrabane.com. The Vintage Bridal Show will be followed by The North West Brides Bridal Fair on Sunday 14th January from 2pm – 5pm, which is the perfect opportunity for all engaged couples to plan their wedding under one roof.With a fabulous catwalk show and stands from photographers, videographers, bands, wedding dress shops, florists, groomswear, jewellery and milliners, hotels, cars and lots more.There will also be competitions and discounts on the day.  Admission is free.Tickets for the Afternoon Tea are £7 and Vintage Bridal Show £7 (includes complimentary glass of Prosecco) on Saturday 13th January and  are available from the Alley Theatre Box on 028 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.comVINTAGE BRIDAL DRESSES ON SHOW AT THE ALLEY THEATRE was last modified: December 23rd, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: JACQUELINE DOHERTYNORTH WEST BRIDES BRIDAL FAIRVINTAGE BRIDAL DRESSES ON SHOW AT THE ALLEY THEATRE HAVE you a vintage bridal dress and would love to show it off again?  Then why not come along to the Alley Theatre in Strabane and take part in their bespoke Vintage Bridal Show taking place on Saturday 13th January, 2018.It is part of the ‘Something Old, Something New Bridal Weekend’ that will take a step back in time to an era of splendour and sumptuous tradition.Jacqui Doherty from the Alley Theatre explained: “If you have a vintage wedding dress from any era we would love for you to get in touch, maybe you would like to model it or have a daughter or granddaughter who you would like to see model it.“This is the perfect opportunity to bring your dress back to life live on the Alley Catwalk. ShareTweetlast_img read more

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Rice U study About 1 million Texans gained health care coverage due

first_imgShare2David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduRice U. study: About 1 million Texans gained health care coverage due to Affordable Care Act  HOUSTON – (Nov. 17, 2016) – Texas has experienced a roughly 6 percentage-point increase in health insurance coverage from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research by experts at Rice University and the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF). This translates into just under 1 million Texans who have gained coverage due to President Barack Obama’s health care law.Credit: shutterstock.com/Rice UniversityThe new findings published in the American Journal of Public Health examined the effects of the ACA’s Marketplace on Texas residents and determined which population subgroups benefited the most and the least.“The recent criticism of the program’s high premiums for next year ignores the benefits the legislation has provided to many Texans and the fact that policymakers are now identifying options to slow that premium growth,” said research co-author Vivian Ho, the chair in health economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences.The researchers analyzed insurance coverage rates among nonelderly Texas adults using the Health Reform Monitoring Survey-Texas from September 2013, just before the first open-enrollment period in the marketplace, through March 2016. They found that gains have been uneven and that the four subgroups with the largest increases in adjusted insurance coverage between 2013 and 2016 were people ages 50 to 64 years (12.1 percentage points), Hispanics (10.9 percentage points), people reporting fair or poor health status (10.2 percentage points) and those with a high school diploma as their highest educational attainment (9.2 percentage points).“Even with these gains, 3 million Texans between the ages of 19 and 64 remain uninsured,” said co-author Elena Marks, EHF’s president and CEO and a nonresident health policy fellow at the Baker Institute. “An estimated 766,000 of these would likely have gained coverage if Texas had elected the Medicaid expansion offered under the ACA.”President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have announced their intent to repeal Obamacare. “Moving quickly to repeal the law would jeopardize the policies of the 1 million Texans who have already gained coverage, and would do nothing for the 3 million who are still uninsured,” Ho said. “The ACA was designed to be budget neutral for the federal government — subsidies for people to buy coverage were covered by taxes on insurance companies, medical device makers and others, as well as lower increases in reimbursement rates for Medicare providers. A Republican alternative that is equally successful in covering so many individuals will require careful thought on how this coverage can be paid for without adding to the federal debt.”On the federal level, policymakers should focus on reining in price growth from drug manufacturers, as well as physicians and hospitals, Ho said.“At the state level, Texas may have an improved chance at obtaining an extension on its Medicaid waiver beyond 2017 that will allow it to continue receiving federal dollars to provide health care for the poor, without a formal link to President Barack Obama’s Medicaid expansion,” she said. “This approach is likely economically inefficient, but politically expedient to those in office.”“Gain in Insurance Coverage and Residual Uninsurance Under the Affordable Care Act: Texas, 2013-2016” was also co-authored by Stephen Pickett, a doctoral student in Rice’s Economics Department. Ho is also a professor of economics at Rice and a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.-30-For more information, to receive a copy of the study or to schedule an interview with Ho, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu  or 713-348-6775.Related materials:Ho bio: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/vivian-ho.Marks bio: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/elena-m-marks.Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Center for Health and Biosciences via Twitter @BakerCHB.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. AddThislast_img read more

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