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Is the Obamacare 'domino effect' a strategy for implementing socialized medicine in the U.S., asks AMAC

Failures of the Affordable Care Act outweigh benefits

WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 2 - There won't be an October surprise prior to the 2016 Presidential Elections, at least not as far as Obamacare is concerned, says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

"The cat's already out of the bag.  In fact, Lamar Alexander, often described as one of the most responsible Senators sitting in Congress, says that when the 2017 enrollment period begins on November 1 - seven days before voters are to pick the next president of the United States - it won't come as a shock that consumers will have little choice in picking a health insurance plan.  They'll have fewer plans to choose from and the ones that will be available will be grossly expensive," reports Weber.

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Taiwanese exhibit opens at IMAS

McALLEN – The International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 Nolana in McAllen, has opened an exhibit of native objects from the National Museum of History in Taiwan.

Featuring 40 native weavings from the Taiwanese indigenous peoples, including the Atayal, Truku, Amis, Puyuma, Paiwan and Rukai tribes, it will now be on display through Oct. 2. It gives IMAS visitors a rare glimpse into their unique lifestyles and value systems.

For more information, call IMAS at 956-682-0123.

MOSTH hosts Cuban model hobbyist

EDINBURG – The Museum of South Texas History welcomes miniature model hobbyist Rafael Morales as a guest speaker presenting, “Big Transport in a Small Scale,” starting at 2 p.m. in the Courtyard Gallery this Sunday, May 22.

Morales made a career in the aviation industry, which led him to create miniature models of historic transportation. Since 1992, Morales has painted and built miniature models in 1:48 and 1:350 scales for carriages and naval models, respectively.

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27th annual Festival celebrates accordion kings and queens

AUSTIN – Whether making a weekend trip or starting off on vacation across Texas, it might be worth a stop to start off the summer fun with a little bit of music at the 27th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival. Texas Folklife will bring its annual celebration of the state's accordion roots music to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m.

In keeping with its mission to preserve and present Texas's diverse musical heritage, the festival will feature stars and legends in polka, Cajun, zydeco and conjunto. This year's accordion stars will include David Lee Garza and special guests, the Magnolia Sisters, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, and the Czech Melody Masters.

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Kick-off set for Family Summer Adventure Challenge

EDINBURG — Families looking for something different to do this summer are invited to participate in the RGV Family Summer Adventure Challenge (FSAC) at the Edinburg World Birding Center. Explore, discover interesting facts and win by taking on 12 challenges at 21 nature sites throughout the Valley this summer while enjoying the outdoors.         

The Family Summer Adventure Challenge takes participants to the different nature centers and parks of the Rio Grande Valley while completing the challenges. Upon completion and a journal submission, participants’ names will be placed in a drawing to win prizes.

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May 2016 Calendar of Events

May 21 – The Aglow International McAllen Community Lighthouse invites the public to a complimentary

prayer breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the first anniversary of their organization. For location and directions, call Criselda Alvarado, president, at 534-7941.

May 21 – The Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist, presents an advanced nature photography workshop at the South Padre Island Birding Center, 6801 Padre Blvd. It is open to any level of photographer. Fee is $50. For details and registration, go to rgvctmn.org.   An advanced workshop will be held Saturday, May 21. Registration is required; space is limited. Payment can be made by check or online with PayPal. For additional information, see rgvctmn.org or contact Heidi Linnemann at 797-2872 or hhlinnemann@aol.com.

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