Ariel Hart

Reporter

Ariel Hart is a reporter for the Enterprise team. She reports on a wide range of issues that have included the Voting Rights Act, technology and rain.  Before that, she reported on transportation. She has been with the AJC since 2005. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

Latest from Ariel Hart

How will GOP’s last run at health care overhaul impact Georgia
 The Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare seemed all but dead this summer. Now it’s not. Again. Against all odds, Georgians both for and against the effort are watching warily as GOP leaders try one last pass at taking down the signature health care law of the Obama administration before their ability to do so expires Sept...

Posted: a day ago

The Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare seemed all but dead this summer. Now it’s not. Again. Against all odds, Georgians both for and against the effort are watching warily as GOP leaders try one last pass at taking down the signature health care law of the Obama administration before their ability to do so expires Sept...
Georgia AG joins 36 states to demand answers from insurers on opioids
 Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr on Monday joined three dozen other states’ attorneys general in firing a shot across the bow of insurance companies in regards to the opioid crisis. Opioid addiction among Americans is at epidemic proportions. This weekend, ProPublica and The New York Times published an investigation into the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr on Monday joined three dozen other states’ attorneys general in firing a shot across the bow of insurance companies in regards to the opioid crisis. Opioid addiction among Americans is at epidemic proportions. This weekend, ProPublica and The New York Times published an investigation into the...
Shooting of Georgia Tech student stirs old debate, with new questions
 The fatal shooting of a Georgia Tech student on campus late Saturday night has a prompted a state investigation and spurred a national conversation surrounding issues including use of force, mental health and gender identity. Scout Schultz, from Lilburn, was shot once in the heart after a confrontation with four Georgia Tech police officers...

Posted: 3 days ago

The fatal shooting of a Georgia Tech student on campus late Saturday night has a prompted a state investigation and spurred a national conversation surrounding issues including use of force, mental health and gender identity. Scout Schultz, from Lilburn, was shot once in the heart after a confrontation with four Georgia Tech police officers...
What is Intersex? And other questions
 According to the Mayo Clinic, about 1 percent of all people have some type of “gender dysphoria.” That means the gender that people thought they were physically is in conflict with how they feel. Intersex: “Sex” is different from “gender.” “Sex” refers to biological and physiological characteristics...

Posted: 3 days ago

According to the Mayo Clinic, about 1 percent of all people have some type of “gender dysphoria.” That means the gender that people thought they were physically is in conflict with how they feel. Intersex: “Sex” is different from “gender.” “Sex” refers to biological and physiological characteristics...
Obamacare navigators see deep cuts in funds to guide recipients
 In a letter she just received, Trinh Pham saw the yearly funding for her organization’s work guiding Obamacare enrollees drop from about $150,000 to roughly $10,000. Starting right now. “I’m shocked,” she said. She’s not the only one. Her organization, Boat People SOS-Atlanta, is one of a handful that employs...

Posted: 5 days ago

In a letter she just received, Trinh Pham saw the yearly funding for her organization’s work guiding Obamacare enrollees drop from about $150,000 to roughly $10,000. Starting right now. “I’m shocked,” she said. She’s not the only one. Her organization, Boat People SOS-Atlanta, is one of a handful that employs...
Obamacare insurers’ 2018 rate increases to rise even more
 Customers of the Obamacare exchange markets in Georgia got bad news this summer when insurers first disclosed the rates they want to charge next year. Not only were double-digit increases on the table — well over 50 percent for some plans — but some insurers flat-out said they might rise even more. Now the final deadline...

Posted: 5 days ago

Customers of the Obamacare exchange markets in Georgia got bad news this summer when insurers first disclosed the rates they want to charge next year. Not only were double-digit increases on the table — well over 50 percent for some plans — but some insurers flat-out said they might rise even more. Now the final deadline...
Advocates: Transgender patients face barriers to healthcare
 Patients who are transgender face uncommon obstacles in daily medical care, a new study by advocacy groups found. In Georgia, 33 percent of transgender patients had some kind of negative experience in medical care, up to and including being refused care. The other types of negative experiences included being assaulted, being verbally harassed...

Posted: 6 days ago

Patients who are transgender face uncommon obstacles in daily medical care, a new study by advocacy groups found. In Georgia, 33 percent of transgender patients had some kind of negative experience in medical care, up to and including being refused care. The other types of negative experiences included being assaulted, being verbally harassed...
FDA panel: Teens risk breathing trouble from codeine cough syrup
 Cough medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone may sometimes help a teen get through a cold, but it’s not worth the dangers, a federal panel advised this week. The panel’s biggest focus wasn’t addiction, though addiction is a significant problem with opioids. According to a report in Stat, the panel members...

Posted: 7 days ago

Cough medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone may sometimes help a teen get through a cold, but it’s not worth the dangers, a federal panel advised this week. The panel’s biggest focus wasn’t addiction, though addiction is a significant problem with opioids. According to a report in Stat, the panel members...
Equifax, company in data breach, holds Obamacare customer info
 The historic data breach at Atlanta-based Equifax is now raising stress levels in the world of health care. Equifax holds the federal contract to verify personal incomes for policyholders on the insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. A spokeswoman for the federal government told Bloomberg News that...

Posted: 7 days ago

The historic data breach at Atlanta-based Equifax is now raising stress levels in the world of health care. Equifax holds the federal contract to verify personal incomes for policyholders on the insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. A spokeswoman for the federal government told Bloomberg News that...
Fridges after Irma stock danger: USDA food safety tips
 If your power is out, manage your fridge, advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tropical Storm Irma may have left Atlanta, but its dangers haven’t. For those lacking electricity, every time the fridge or freezer door opens, warm air floods in. Even keeping it closed can only slow the process of warming. Unfortunately it won&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

If your power is out, manage your fridge, advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tropical Storm Irma may have left Atlanta, but its dangers haven’t. For those lacking electricity, every time the fridge or freezer door opens, warm air floods in. Even keeping it closed can only slow the process of warming. Unfortunately it won&rsquo...
Georgia hospitals brave Irma with generators, slumber parties
 As the worst of Irma neared the end of its path in Georgia Monday evening, many hospitals breathed a sigh of relief. It wasn’t an easy day: Several Georgia hospitals went to backup generators at some point, including Emory Healthcare’s orthopedics and spine hospital. More than 200 patients of nursing homes and hospitals were evacuated...

Posted: 9 days ago

As the worst of Irma neared the end of its path in Georgia Monday evening, many hospitals breathed a sigh of relief. It wasn’t an easy day: Several Georgia hospitals went to backup generators at some point, including Emory Healthcare’s orthopedics and spine hospital. More than 200 patients of nursing homes and hospitals were evacuated...