In this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Roby Brock speaks with Dr. Chad Rodgers, chief medical officer for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, who reflects on the broad impact of the pandemic during the last year.
As Americans await their latest stimulus checks from the federal government under President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discusses the economic impact of the legislation with Mervin Jebaraj, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas. That interview and other news are included in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.
The Arkansas legislature can refer up to three constitutional amendments to Arkansas voters in the 2022 General Election. We talk to Kristin Higgins from the Arkansas Public Policy Center to learn more about the process for narrowing down proposals.
The Medical Ethics and Diversity Act sponsored by state Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, enables health care institutions and medical providers to refuse to give care to a patient, even when medically necessary, for moral or religious reasons – except in an emergency. Dr. Joe Thompson, CEO and President of Arkansas Center for Health Improvement in Little Rock, says the new law is extremely broad and has the potential to cause harm.