Ariel Hart

Reporter for Enterprise

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

CDC: Adolescent habits with contact lenses risk eye infection
 About six out of seven adolescents who wear contact lenses also engage in a habit that could lead to eye infections, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 45 million Americans wear the lenses. And according to the CDC, infections occur most often in people who don’t take proper care of them. The infections...

Posted: a day ago

About six out of seven adolescents who wear contact lenses also engage in a habit that could lead to eye infections, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 45 million Americans wear the lenses. And according to the CDC, infections occur most often in people who don’t take proper care of them. The infections...
Report: Big price hikes on old drugs costing Medicaid
 Pharmaceutical companies are raising the price of drugs so much that Medicaid spent as much as $3.2 billion extra in 2016 just to pay for those higher prices, a new report found. Medicaid is a state-federal health care program that serves the poor, the elderly and the disabled. It’s no secret that drug companies charge a mint for some...

Posted: a day ago

Pharmaceutical companies are raising the price of drugs so much that Medicaid spent as much as $3.2 billion extra in 2016 just to pay for those higher prices, a new report found. Medicaid is a state-federal health care program that serves the poor, the elderly and the disabled. It’s no secret that drug companies charge a mint for some...
Healthcare subsidy turmoil to sting Georgians

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgians concerned about healthcare weren’t cheered by a report revealed Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. If Congress and President Trump don’t create more certainty in the insurance market, there will be consequences. They have threatened a subsidy that helps make the Obamacare exchange market run, but...
GSU: Strain on parents’ time linked to childhood obesity
 New research by Georgia State University economists found a link between dual-income households and having children that are overweight and obese. But not just any households: the phenomenon was concentrated with highly educated, married white couples. It didn’t change the outcome which gender worked, a mom or a dad. The researchers...

Posted: 2 days ago

New research by Georgia State University economists found a link between dual-income households and having children that are overweight and obese. But not just any households: the phenomenon was concentrated with highly educated, married white couples. It didn’t change the outcome which gender worked, a mom or a dad. The researchers...
Georgians hit by Obamacare subsidy uncertainty
 Georgia Obamacare customers already feeling the pain of rate hikes could be in for even worse if Washington doesn’t get its act together, researchers in the nation’s capital and Georgia said. President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have threatened a key subsidy that makes the Obamacare exchange market work. But they...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia Obamacare customers already feeling the pain of rate hikes could be in for even worse if Washington doesn’t get its act together, researchers in the nation’s capital and Georgia said. President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have threatened a key subsidy that makes the Obamacare exchange market work. But they...
In Atlanta, sadness and anger in Charlottesville’s wake
At Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the congregation where Martin Luther King, Jr. sometimes preached decades ago, some attendees were glad to hear Rev. Shanan Jones condemn both the Charlottesville violence and what he called  white supremacists  in the White House. Jones made the remarks in a prayer at the late morning service shown here...

Posted: 4 days ago

At Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the congregation where Martin Luther King, Jr. sometimes preached decades ago, some attendees were glad to hear Rev. Shanan Jones condemn both the Charlottesville violence and what he called white supremacists in the White House. Jones made the remarks in a prayer at the late morning service shown here...
In Atlanta, defiance from protesters in Charlottesville’s wake
 From the pulpits to the pavements, reaction to the tragedy in Charlottesville ran the gamut Sunday across metro Atlanta. Some called for unity and reconciliation, while others angrily urged defiance as they condemned white supremacists who gathered in Virginia for the “Unite the Right” rally. Saturday’s event in Charlottesville...

Posted: 5 days ago

From the pulpits to the pavements, reaction to the tragedy in Charlottesville ran the gamut Sunday across metro Atlanta. Some called for unity and reconciliation, while others angrily urged defiance as they condemned white supremacists who gathered in Virginia for the “Unite the Right” rally. Saturday’s event in Charlottesville...
At Atlanta churches, anger and sadness over Charlottesville violence
 Anger and sadness sounded from Atlanta pulpits on Sunday, as pastors reacted to the racially-charged violence this weekend in Virginia. “We were greatly disturbed yesterday by what we saw in Charlottesville, greatly troubled by that,” Rev. Shanan Jones told a receptive congregation at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Jones prayed...

Posted: 5 days ago

Anger and sadness sounded from Atlanta pulpits on Sunday, as pastors reacted to the racially-charged violence this weekend in Virginia. “We were greatly disturbed yesterday by what we saw in Charlottesville, greatly troubled by that,” Rev. Shanan Jones told a receptive congregation at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Jones prayed...
Blue Cross pullout from 74 Georgia counties sparks questions, answers
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia made a historic decision last week to pull out of the individual health insurance market in 74 Georgia Counties. For the first time in deades, the company won’t serve the individual market in metro Atlanta and other areas. That has left customers and agents with a raft of questions. Will Blue Cross...

Posted: 6 days ago

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia made a historic decision last week to pull out of the individual health insurance market in 74 Georgia Counties. For the first time in deades, the company won’t serve the individual market in metro Atlanta and other areas. That has left customers and agents with a raft of questions. Will Blue Cross...
Blue Cross Georgia pullback: questions and answers
 Thousands of Georgians will have to find a new health insurance company next year when Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia pulls out of the individual market for 74 counties, including those in metro Atlanta. It will be the first time in decades that Blue Cross has not served the individual market in the Atlanta area. The news has roiled the...

Posted: 9 days ago

Thousands of Georgians will have to find a new health insurance company next year when Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia pulls out of the individual market for 74 counties, including those in metro Atlanta. It will be the first time in decades that Blue Cross has not served the individual market in the Atlanta area. The news has roiled the...
For first time in decades, no individual Blue Cross in Atlanta
 For the first time in decades, in 2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia won’t offer individual health care insurance plans in metro Atlanta, the company announced Monday. “Unfortunately, continued regulatory uncertainty at the Federal level and the current state of instability in the individual market have necessitated that we...

Posted: 10 days ago

For the first time in decades, in 2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia won’t offer individual health care insurance plans in metro Atlanta, the company announced Monday. “Unfortunately, continued regulatory uncertainty at the Federal level and the current state of instability in the individual market have necessitated that we...