Allison Crasi - Ohio Representative - Democrat
Congress Person - Tim Ryan
http://timryan.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1
HB85 - The Early Childhood Education Act
5 Interesting Facts -
  • Cleveland had the first traffic light on August 5th, 1914.
  • Cincinnati had the first professional baseball team; the Cincinnati Reds.
  • The first full time automobile service station was opened in 1899 in Ohio.
  • Seven United States presidents were born in Ohio. They are: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and Warren G. Harding.
  • Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879.
5 Facts about Ohio that Relate to Health Care -
Tim Ryan's Ohio Health Care Reform will:
  • Improve coverage for 355,000 residents with health insurance
  • Reduce costs of uncompensated care for hospitals and health care providers by $11 million annually
  • Provide millions of dollars in funding for four community health centers
  • Protect 1,700 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs
  • Allow 53,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents' insurance plans

3 Most Important Issues to Me -
  • Healthcare Reforms
I believe that every human being deserves health care insurance. Over 40 million American citizens cannot afford it, or are not offered it through their jobs. With this reform, the life quality of the citizens of America would increase, and so would our economy. This reform would not only give all Americans insurance, but cut down the costs of uncompensated care for hospitals and health care providers.
  • Affordable Colleges
With more items affordable within colleges such as textbooks, more highschool graduates will attend. Fewer costs will give the oppurtunity to many more students to earn a college degree. To help secure America's future and grow our economy, we, as a nation, will need far more college graduates. By cutting down these costs, this will make our goal far easier.
  • Middle Class Restoration
The middle class right now, as a whole, is struggling financially along with small business owners. I believe that major tax cuts should be put into the middle class so that they can recover. The millionaires and billionaires do not necessarily need those tax cuts, and Republicans disagree. This disagreement is holding this bill back from passing.

My Proposed Bill:
My bill, HB85, will ensure that all children from the ages of 3 to 5, will attend at least one year of preschool. Studies show that the children who attend preschool are more likely to graduate highschool and college, will have better reading skills, will have less of a chance getting arrested as a teenager, and much more. Attending preschool will ease the transition into kindergarten by teaching kids pre-reading skills, basic math skills, and how to cooperate with their peers. I believe that preschool should be mandatory for these reasons and many more.

10 Resources Used -

1. "The Online Office of Congressman Tim Ryan" http://timryan.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1
2. "Ohio Fast Facts and Trivia" http://www.50states.com/facts/ohio.htm
3. "Health Care in America: Overview" http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/913392
4. "Health Care Reform in the Bill Clinton Administration" http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/913392?sid=1572894&cid=21&oid=1572894&useConcept=False
5. "Health Care Reform in the George W. Bush Administration" http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/913392?sid=1572893&cid=21&oid=1572893&useConcept=False
6. "Rising College Costs: Overview" http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/1075584
7. "Constantine W. Curris and Rising College Costs" http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/1075584?sid=1086233&cid=22&oid=1086233&useConcept=False
8. "Theresa Shaw and Rising College Costs" http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/1075584?sid=1086228&cid=22&oid=1086228&useConcept=False
9. "Ronald Ehrenberg and Rising College Costs" http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/1075584?sid=1086227&cid=22&oid=1086227&useConcept=False
10. "Tax Reform: Overview" http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/913454