Capitol View: Future of rural health care and infrastructure funding

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On this week’s Capitol View, two state lawmakers join Jessi Turnure to discuss the future of rural health care in Arkansas after its first rural hospital since Medicaid expansion closed its doors this week.

St. Rep. Vivian Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, and St. Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, start a conversation ahead of the 2021 session about new ways to support facilities in rural areas. 

Plus, lawmakers in Washington hope to nail down a way to fund a proposed $2 trillion national infrastructure plan.

Attorney Mark Stodola, the former Little Rock mayor, joins Turnure to discuss potential public-private partnerships and how Arkansas could play a role in turning the talk into action in the nation’s capital.

Watch the full episode above. 

Capitol View airs Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on KARK-TV directly before NBC’s Meet the Press. It is hosted by Jessi Turnure.

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