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

Trump administration gives grant for Georgia to fight opioid abuse
 Georgia this week received $29.3 million to treat opioid addiction, intended to fund medication-assisted treatments as well as mental health services combined with substance use treatment. Congress approved the money in March, and the Trump administration is distributing it. The Georgia grants are part of $1 billion that the administration...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia this week received $29.3 million to treat opioid addiction, intended to fund medication-assisted treatments as well as mental health services combined with substance use treatment. Congress approved the money in March, and the Trump administration is distributing it. The Georgia grants are part of $1 billion that the administration...
Administration switches Obamacare “navigator” funding to small charity
 With open enrollment for Obamacare plans seven weeks away, the Trump administration has de-funded largest “navigator” organization in the state that helps people to enroll. Instead, after cutting Georgia’s navigator allotment from $1.4 million to $499,000 and changing the rules to allow fewer grantees, the administration...

Posted: 11 days ago

With open enrollment for Obamacare plans seven weeks away, the Trump administration has de-funded largest “navigator” organization in the state that helps people to enroll. Instead, after cutting Georgia’s navigator allotment from $1.4 million to $499,000 and changing the rules to allow fewer grantees, the administration...
Abrams’ health care plan centers on Medicaid expansion for poor
 Democrat Stacey Abrams on Monday announced her plans for health care should she win the governor’s seat in Georgia, and they weren’t just to expand Medicaid. Abrams promised to explore a program to stabilize health insurance premiums, to offset some policyholders’ soaring insurance costs. She also invoked Georgia’s...

Posted: 13 days ago

Democrat Stacey Abrams on Monday announced her plans for health care should she win the governor’s seat in Georgia, and they weren’t just to expand Medicaid. Abrams promised to explore a program to stabilize health insurance premiums, to offset some policyholders’ soaring insurance costs. She also invoked Georgia’s...
Latest on Obamacare lawsuit: Five things to know
 The opposition to Obamacare got a breath of new life last week in a federal courtroom in Texas. The health insurance options of hundreds of thousands of Georgians, perhaps up to 1 million, may be in play again as a result of a federal lawsuit brought by Texas, Georgia and other Republican-led states. Republican foes of the Affordable...

Posted: 14 days ago

The opposition to Obamacare got a breath of new life last week in a federal courtroom in Texas. The health insurance options of hundreds of thousands of Georgians, perhaps up to 1 million, may be in play again as a result of a federal lawsuit brought by Texas, Georgia and other Republican-led states. Republican foes of the Affordable...
Tom Price back in Georgia limelight, finds common ground with Grady
 Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price returned to the political public eye in Georgia on Friday, weighing in on the state’s plans around Medicaid. Displaying what a Democratic critic recently called his political “chops,” the deeply conservative Price seemed in perfect agreement with Grady Memorial Hospital&rsquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price returned to the political public eye in Georgia on Friday, weighing in on the state’s plans around Medicaid. Displaying what a Democratic critic recently called his political “chops,” the deeply conservative Price seemed in perfect agreement with Grady Memorial Hospital&rsquo...
U.S. grants go to Georgia health centers hit last year by hurricanes
 Thirty-two Georgia health centers that lived through the worst of the 2017 hurricanes will receive $9.6 million in federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the awards Thursday. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria swept through Georgia last year, causing damage, maiming and killing people...

Posted: 17 days ago

Thirty-two Georgia health centers that lived through the worst of the 2017 hurricanes will receive $9.6 million in federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the awards Thursday. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria swept through Georgia last year, causing damage, maiming and killing people...
Medicaid expansion question fuels Georgia governor’s race
 Everywhere Stacey Abrams campaigns for governor, she brings up Medicaid expansion. The question — of whether to expand Medicaid to Georgia’s poorest adults — is now 6 years old and no more advanced than it was when the state’s GOP leaders first shot it down. But, pitched as “a moral and economic imperative&rdquo...

Posted: 19 days ago

Everywhere Stacey Abrams campaigns for governor, she brings up Medicaid expansion. The question — of whether to expand Medicaid to Georgia’s poorest adults — is now 6 years old and no more advanced than it was when the state’s GOP leaders first shot it down. But, pitched as “a moral and economic imperative&rdquo...
Kids’ concussions prompt CDC advice for sports, schools, parents
 Faced with more and more kids coming to emergency rooms for treatment of concussions, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its first-ever guidance on how to deal with the condition in young patients. Investigative reporting on the long-term danger of head injury in sports, especially football and hockey, has spurred ...

Posted: 19 days ago

Faced with more and more kids coming to emergency rooms for treatment of concussions, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its first-ever guidance on how to deal with the condition in young patients. Investigative reporting on the long-term danger of head injury in sports, especially football and hockey, has spurred ...
Georgia lawmakers to take new look at hospital regulation
 Local hospitals say they’re in danger. Private health care givers say they’re being held back. And the clash between the two is coming to a head. The years-long battle over the state’s regulation of hospital growth is due for a showdown this year, and state lawmakers are laying the groundwork this month. Two prominent committees...

Posted: 23 days ago

Local hospitals say they’re in danger. Private health care givers say they’re being held back. And the clash between the two is coming to a head. The years-long battle over the state’s regulation of hospital growth is due for a showdown this year, and state lawmakers are laying the groundwork this month. Two prominent committees...
A first: Obamacare premiums to decline in Georgia
 The Obamacare rates for next year are in, and it’s a first: Rates are going down. Following years of steep price hikes, two of the four companies that offer plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Georgia, also known as Obamacare, have proposed to lower their rates next year from what they charged in 2018. According to figures...

7:20 PM Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

The Obamacare rates for next year are in, and it’s a first: Rates are going down. Following years of steep price hikes, two of the four companies that offer plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Georgia, also known as Obamacare, have proposed to lower their rates next year from what they charged in 2018. According to figures...
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11:22 PM Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

DeKalb County SWAT are waiting to obtain warrants to enter the home.