Ariel Hart

Reporter

Ariel Hart is a reporter on health care issues.  She works on the AJC’s state politics team and has reported on subjects including the Voting Rights Act, technology, storms and transportation.  She has been with the AJC since 2005. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

Latest from Ariel Hart

Opioid epidemic’s ripple effects: Hepatitis C spreading in Georgia
 Georgia’s opioid epidemic isn’t just destroying families and local economies, it’s also spreading other diseases. For the first time in history, Georgia’s level of hepatitis C infection has surpassed 14,000 victims in one year, the state epidemiologist on Thursday told a study committee in the Georgia House of Representatives...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia’s opioid epidemic isn’t just destroying families and local economies, it’s also spreading other diseases. For the first time in history, Georgia’s level of hepatitis C infection has surpassed 14,000 victims in one year, the state epidemiologist on Thursday told a study committee in the Georgia House of Representatives...
How to know your penalty if you don’t buy insurance
 It’s open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance plans, and for a lot of private plans to boot.  With premiums skyrocketing in many places, some are wondering whether to buy at all.  But it’s still mandatory.  Those who don’t get insured risk paying a penalty. How much?  A major...

Posted: 8 days ago

It’s open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance plans, and for a lot of private plans to boot.  With premiums skyrocketing in many places, some are wondering whether to buy at all.  But it’s still mandatory.  Those who don’t get insured risk paying a penalty. How much?  A major...
Obamacare enrollment surging, so far, in Georgia, across nation
 Nick Anderson prepared for weeks for open enrollment as an Affordable Care Act navigator in his west-central Georgia territory. And as he hit up local spots asking to post fliers and publicize the Nov. 1 start date, he noticed something different this year. “They’re way more energized about spreading the word,” he said....

Posted: 9 days ago

Nick Anderson prepared for weeks for open enrollment as an Affordable Care Act navigator in his west-central Georgia territory. And as he hit up local spots asking to post fliers and publicize the Nov. 1 start date, he noticed something different this year. “They’re way more energized about spreading the word,” he said....
Skipping health insurance will cost you; here’s how much
 As open enrollment begins for the Affordable Care Act, many health insurance customers are finding the new premium prices almost too much to handle.  For those who are wondering whether it might be worth it to just drop insurance, however, there is a price. A new internet tool released by a foundation can help people understand...

Posted: 11 days ago

As open enrollment begins for the Affordable Care Act, many health insurance customers are finding the new premium prices almost too much to handle.  For those who are wondering whether it might be worth it to just drop insurance, however, there is a price. A new internet tool released by a foundation can help people understand...
Georgia nurses asking Senate for more freedom to treat patients
 The Georgia Senate’s study committee on barriers to access to health care had its final meeting Monday, and is expected to issue recommendations later this year for the coming legislative session. A key subject is  whether highly trained nurses should be allowed more independence in conducting health care. Nursing groups say Georgia...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Georgia Senate’s study committee on barriers to access to health care had its final meeting Monday, and is expected to issue recommendations later this year for the coming legislative session. A key subject is whether highly trained nurses should be allowed more independence in conducting health care. Nursing groups say Georgia...
GA Senate task force prepares results
 Recommendations on Georgia’s health care system should come within weeks from a task force launched by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the Georgia Senate.  Legislation may follow when the legislative session begins in January. The “Health Care Reform Task Force” earlier this year flew in two conservative experts as speakers...

Posted: 15 days ago

Recommendations on Georgia’s health care system should come within weeks from a task force launched by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the Georgia Senate.  Legislation may follow when the legislative session begins in January. The “Health Care Reform Task Force” earlier this year flew in two conservative experts as speakers...
Obamacare assistance: some signup events in GA Nov. 3-5
   Open enrollment has arrived for the Affordable Care Act’s exchange markets this year.  People can sign up for ACA coverage, also known as Obamacare, by going to healthcare.gov. For those who could use help, several navigator organizations still exist in Georgia to guide people through the process of enrolling.  ...

Posted: 16 days ago

  Open enrollment has arrived for the Affordable Care Act’s exchange markets this year.  People can sign up for ACA coverage, also known as Obamacare, by going to healthcare.gov. For those who could use help, several navigator organizations still exist in Georgia to guide people through the process of enrolling.  ...
Obamacare open enrollment begins
 Nov. 1 -- today -- is the day open enrollment begins for health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange markets, also known as Obamacare. Over the next 45 days, until Dec. 15, people can go on healthcare.gov and buy a plan for 2018. It’s the first full open enrollment for the ACA under the Trump administration.  The...

Posted: 18 days ago

Nov. 1 -- today -- is the day open enrollment begins for health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange markets, also known as Obamacare. Over the next 45 days, until Dec. 15, people can go on healthcare.gov and buy a plan for 2018. It’s the first full open enrollment for the ACA under the Trump administration.  The...
10 things the Trump administration has changed about Obamacare
 1. The sign-up period for plans on the exchange market, known as open enrollment, has been cut in half, and enrollment will now end Dec. 15. Formerly it went through the end of January. There has always been a last-minute surge, so experts are waiting to see whether those people still come but come too late. 2. Money for advertising...

Posted: 18 days ago

1. The sign-up period for plans on the exchange market, known as open enrollment, has been cut in half, and enrollment will now end Dec. 15. Formerly it went through the end of January. There has always been a last-minute surge, so experts are waiting to see whether those people still come but come too late. 2. Money for advertising...
Gwinnett wreck kills three teens, leaves families in grief
 Sixteen-year-old Naseer Alwakeel ran cross-country and played lacrosse. He won a place at a major summer technology program. He was looking forward to getting his driver’s license. But Friday night the Gwinnett County teen was among three killed in a car accident, a group of friends driving home from a Meadowcreek High School football...

Posted: 21 days ago

Sixteen-year-old Naseer Alwakeel ran cross-country and played lacrosse. He won a place at a major summer technology program. He was looking forward to getting his driver’s license. But Friday night the Gwinnett County teen was among three killed in a car accident, a group of friends driving home from a Meadowcreek High School football...
Gwinnett crash leaves 3 teens dead, a family grieving
 Sixteen year old Naseer Alwakeel ran cross country and played lacrosse. He won a place at a major summer technology program. He was looking forward to getting his drivers license.  But Friday night, the Gwinnett County teen was killed in a car accident, heading home from the Meadowcreek High School football game with friends.  &ldquo...

Posted: 21 days ago

Sixteen year old Naseer Alwakeel ran cross country and played lacrosse. He won a place at a major summer technology program. He was looking forward to getting his drivers license.  But Friday night, the Gwinnett County teen was killed in a car accident, heading home from the Meadowcreek High School football game with friends.  &ldquo...