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

Final week for Obamacare open enrollment has high stakes
 This is the final week to sign up for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before open enrollment closes Saturday. And patient advocates are growing concerned. Compared with this time last year, enrollment is lagging, with 182,000 Georgians selecting a plan under the ACA, also known as Obamacare. “That&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

This is the final week to sign up for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before open enrollment closes Saturday. And patient advocates are growing concerned. Compared with this time last year, enrollment is lagging, with 182,000 Georgians selecting a plan under the ACA, also known as Obamacare. “That&rsquo...
Georgia lawmakers seek rural internet growth and health care changes
 To revitalize rural Georgia, lawmakers are proposing public funding for high-speed internet service, changes in hospital regulations and permission for farms to sell wine directly to customers. A new tax on streaming video, digital books and downloaded music would raise money for rural internet subsidies, according to recommendations...

Posted: 5 days ago

To revitalize rural Georgia, lawmakers are proposing public funding for high-speed internet service, changes in hospital regulations and permission for farms to sell wine directly to customers. A new tax on streaming video, digital books and downloaded music would raise money for rural internet subsidies, according to recommendations...
Obamacare sign-ups in Georgia lag behind last year’s numbers
 Georgia sign-ups for 2019 Affordable Care Act health insurance plans are lagging behind last year’s pace, according to federal data released for the first four weeks of open enrollment. Open enrollment still has a ways to go, at least until Dec. 15. The lag in sign-ups here is slight, perhaps just a couple thousand fewer so far, so...

Posted: 6 days ago

Georgia sign-ups for 2019 Affordable Care Act health insurance plans are lagging behind last year’s pace, according to federal data released for the first four weeks of open enrollment. Open enrollment still has a ways to go, at least until Dec. 15. The lag in sign-ups here is slight, perhaps just a couple thousand fewer so far, so...
Ga. navigator aims to boost Obamacare coverage among state’s Hispanics
 On a sunny, cold Sunday in November, Victoria Laverde walked up to an information table at Plaza Las Americas in Lilburn and asked for federal help in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It’s exactly what officials under the Trump administration hoped would happen when they made big changes to funding...

Posted: 18 days ago

On a sunny, cold Sunday in November, Victoria Laverde walked up to an information table at Plaza Las Americas in Lilburn and asked for federal help in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It’s exactly what officials under the Trump administration hoped would happen when they made big changes to funding...
Atlanta doctor focus of natural birth controversy
 Her babies were far along when her doctor gave the bad news: The twins were in breech and sideways positions. Prepare for a cesarean section, her doctor said. But she wanted a vaginal birth and moved to Atlanta to see a doctor who would give her one. Another mom saw the same Atlanta doctor, known for shepherding riskier patients through natural...

Posted: 20 days ago

Her babies were far along when her doctor gave the bad news: The twins were in breech and sideways positions. Prepare for a cesarean section, her doctor said. But she wanted a vaginal birth and moved to Atlanta to see a doctor who would give her one. Another mom saw the same Atlanta doctor, known for shepherding riskier patients through natural...
State recognizes Georgia’s maternal death problem, faces uphill climb
 Georgia Department of Public Health staff told the agency’s advisory board that the state is doing what it can to curb maternal mortality. But it’s an uphill climb. The presentation to the board Tuesday followed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s disclosure that the state’s rate of maternal death has been the...

Posted: 28 days ago

Georgia Department of Public Health staff told the agency’s advisory board that the state is doing what it can to curb maternal mortality. But it’s an uphill climb. The presentation to the board Tuesday followed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s disclosure that the state’s rate of maternal death has been the...
Karen Handel concedes 6th District race, congratulates Lucy McBath 
 U.S. Rep. Karen Handel has conceded and congratulated Lucy McBath, who will take her seat in Georgia’s 6th District. “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday,” Handel said in a statement. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and end...

7:38 PM Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2018

U.S. Rep. Karen Handel has conceded and congratulated Lucy McBath, who will take her seat in Georgia’s 6th District. “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday,” Handel said in a statement. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and end...
ACA health insurance navigation underway with sign-up events
 Enrollment for 2019 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is underway in Georgia. On Saturday, federally funded navigators walked door to door through the immigrant communities in Clarkston, manned a fair information table at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta and talked to shoppers at a Duluth mall that caters to Spanish...

4:50 PM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Enrollment for 2019 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is underway in Georgia. On Saturday, federally funded navigators walked door to door through the immigrant communities in Clarkston, manned a fair information table at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta and talked to shoppers at a Duluth mall that caters to Spanish...
Obamacare open enrollment off to a typical, if glitchy, start
 As new players and old hands opened their doors to Obamacare insurance shoppers, they said the first day of open enrollment went fine, but with some glitches. The federal government typically does not release numbers for how many signed up for the exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, until it’s been...

8:03 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

As new players and old hands opened their doors to Obamacare insurance shoppers, they said the first day of open enrollment went fine, but with some glitches. The federal government typically does not release numbers for how many signed up for the exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, until it’s been...
ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA: Five Things to Know
 Open enrollment is under way in Georgia for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  In spite of changes this year, much about the process remains the same for customers. They can still go to the federal website and try to enroll themselves. And if they run into snags, they still have...

7:53 PM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Open enrollment is under way in Georgia for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  In spite of changes this year, much about the process remains the same for customers. They can still go to the federal website and try to enroll themselves. And if they run into snags, they still have...
Obamacare open enrollment starts Thursday under a raft of changes
 Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act starts Thursday. And it’s going to look different this year. For those 2019 plans about to go on sale, the individual mandate that all Americans have health insurance is effectively gone. The statewide “navigators” that formerly helped Georgians enroll in plans under the ACA...

2:46 AM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act starts Thursday. And it’s going to look different this year. For those 2019 plans about to go on sale, the individual mandate that all Americans have health insurance is effectively gone. The statewide “navigators” that formerly helped Georgians enroll in plans under the ACA...





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

Final week for Obamacare open enrollment has high stakes
 This is the final week to sign up for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before open enrollment closes Saturday. And patient advocates are growing concerned. Compared with this time last year, enrollment is lagging, with 182,000 Georgians selecting a plan under the ACA, also known as Obamacare. “That&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

This is the final week to sign up for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before open enrollment closes Saturday. And patient advocates are growing concerned. Compared with this time last year, enrollment is lagging, with 182,000 Georgians selecting a plan under the ACA, also known as Obamacare. “That&rsquo...
Georgia lawmakers seek rural internet growth and health care changes
 To revitalize rural Georgia, lawmakers are proposing public funding for high-speed internet service, changes in hospital regulations and permission for farms to sell wine directly to customers. A new tax on streaming video, digital books and downloaded music would raise money for rural internet subsidies, according to recommendations...

Posted: 5 days ago

To revitalize rural Georgia, lawmakers are proposing public funding for high-speed internet service, changes in hospital regulations and permission for farms to sell wine directly to customers. A new tax on streaming video, digital books and downloaded music would raise money for rural internet subsidies, according to recommendations...
Obamacare sign-ups in Georgia lag behind last year’s numbers
 Georgia sign-ups for 2019 Affordable Care Act health insurance plans are lagging behind last year’s pace, according to federal data released for the first four weeks of open enrollment. Open enrollment still has a ways to go, at least until Dec. 15. The lag in sign-ups here is slight, perhaps just a couple thousand fewer so far, so...

Posted: 6 days ago

Georgia sign-ups for 2019 Affordable Care Act health insurance plans are lagging behind last year’s pace, according to federal data released for the first four weeks of open enrollment. Open enrollment still has a ways to go, at least until Dec. 15. The lag in sign-ups here is slight, perhaps just a couple thousand fewer so far, so...
Ga. navigator aims to boost Obamacare coverage among state’s Hispanics
 On a sunny, cold Sunday in November, Victoria Laverde walked up to an information table at Plaza Las Americas in Lilburn and asked for federal help in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It’s exactly what officials under the Trump administration hoped would happen when they made big changes to funding...

Posted: 18 days ago

On a sunny, cold Sunday in November, Victoria Laverde walked up to an information table at Plaza Las Americas in Lilburn and asked for federal help in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It’s exactly what officials under the Trump administration hoped would happen when they made big changes to funding...
Atlanta doctor focus of natural birth controversy
 Her babies were far along when her doctor gave the bad news: The twins were in breech and sideways positions. Prepare for a cesarean section, her doctor said. But she wanted a vaginal birth and moved to Atlanta to see a doctor who would give her one. Another mom saw the same Atlanta doctor, known for shepherding riskier patients through natural...

Posted: 20 days ago

Her babies were far along when her doctor gave the bad news: The twins were in breech and sideways positions. Prepare for a cesarean section, her doctor said. But she wanted a vaginal birth and moved to Atlanta to see a doctor who would give her one. Another mom saw the same Atlanta doctor, known for shepherding riskier patients through natural...
State recognizes Georgia’s maternal death problem, faces uphill climb
 Georgia Department of Public Health staff told the agency’s advisory board that the state is doing what it can to curb maternal mortality. But it’s an uphill climb. The presentation to the board Tuesday followed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s disclosure that the state’s rate of maternal death has been the...

Posted: 28 days ago

Georgia Department of Public Health staff told the agency’s advisory board that the state is doing what it can to curb maternal mortality. But it’s an uphill climb. The presentation to the board Tuesday followed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s disclosure that the state’s rate of maternal death has been the...
Karen Handel concedes 6th District race, congratulates Lucy McBath 
 U.S. Rep. Karen Handel has conceded and congratulated Lucy McBath, who will take her seat in Georgia’s 6th District. “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday,” Handel said in a statement. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and end...

7:38 PM Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2018

U.S. Rep. Karen Handel has conceded and congratulated Lucy McBath, who will take her seat in Georgia’s 6th District. “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday,” Handel said in a statement. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and end...
ACA health insurance navigation underway with sign-up events
 Enrollment for 2019 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is underway in Georgia. On Saturday, federally funded navigators walked door to door through the immigrant communities in Clarkston, manned a fair information table at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta and talked to shoppers at a Duluth mall that caters to Spanish...

4:50 PM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Enrollment for 2019 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is underway in Georgia. On Saturday, federally funded navigators walked door to door through the immigrant communities in Clarkston, manned a fair information table at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta and talked to shoppers at a Duluth mall that caters to Spanish...
Obamacare open enrollment off to a typical, if glitchy, start
 As new players and old hands opened their doors to Obamacare insurance shoppers, they said the first day of open enrollment went fine, but with some glitches. The federal government typically does not release numbers for how many signed up for the exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, until it’s been...

8:03 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

As new players and old hands opened their doors to Obamacare insurance shoppers, they said the first day of open enrollment went fine, but with some glitches. The federal government typically does not release numbers for how many signed up for the exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, until it’s been...
ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA: Five Things to Know
 Open enrollment is under way in Georgia for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  In spite of changes this year, much about the process remains the same for customers. They can still go to the federal website and try to enroll themselves. And if they run into snags, they still have...

7:53 PM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Open enrollment is under way in Georgia for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  In spite of changes this year, much about the process remains the same for customers. They can still go to the federal website and try to enroll themselves. And if they run into snags, they still have...
Obamacare open enrollment starts Thursday under a raft of changes
 Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act starts Thursday. And it’s going to look different this year. For those 2019 plans about to go on sale, the individual mandate that all Americans have health insurance is effectively gone. The statewide “navigators” that formerly helped Georgians enroll in plans under the ACA...

2:46 AM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act starts Thursday. And it’s going to look different this year. For those 2019 plans about to go on sale, the individual mandate that all Americans have health insurance is effectively gone. The statewide “navigators” that formerly helped Georgians enroll in plans under the ACA...





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

Final week for Obamacare open enrollment has high stakes
 This is the final week to sign up for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before open enrollment closes Saturday. And patient advocates are growing concerned. Compared with this time last year, enrollment is lagging, with 182,000 Georgians selecting a plan under the ACA, also known as Obamacare. “That&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

This is the final week to sign up for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before open enrollment closes Saturday. And patient advocates are growing concerned. Compared with this time last year, enrollment is lagging, with 182,000 Georgians selecting a plan under the ACA, also known as Obamacare. “That&rsquo...
Georgia lawmakers seek rural internet growth and health care changes
 To revitalize rural Georgia, lawmakers are proposing public funding for high-speed internet service, changes in hospital regulations and permission for farms to sell wine directly to customers. A new tax on streaming video, digital books and downloaded music would raise money for rural internet subsidies, according to recommendations...

Posted: 5 days ago

To revitalize rural Georgia, lawmakers are proposing public funding for high-speed internet service, changes in hospital regulations and permission for farms to sell wine directly to customers. A new tax on streaming video, digital books and downloaded music would raise money for rural internet subsidies, according to recommendations...
Obamacare sign-ups in Georgia lag behind last year’s numbers
 Georgia sign-ups for 2019 Affordable Care Act health insurance plans are lagging behind last year’s pace, according to federal data released for the first four weeks of open enrollment. Open enrollment still has a ways to go, at least until Dec. 15. The lag in sign-ups here is slight, perhaps just a couple thousand fewer so far, so...

Posted: 6 days ago

Georgia sign-ups for 2019 Affordable Care Act health insurance plans are lagging behind last year’s pace, according to federal data released for the first four weeks of open enrollment. Open enrollment still has a ways to go, at least until Dec. 15. The lag in sign-ups here is slight, perhaps just a couple thousand fewer so far, so...
Ga. navigator aims to boost Obamacare coverage among state’s Hispanics
 On a sunny, cold Sunday in November, Victoria Laverde walked up to an information table at Plaza Las Americas in Lilburn and asked for federal help in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It’s exactly what officials under the Trump administration hoped would happen when they made big changes to funding...

Posted: 18 days ago

On a sunny, cold Sunday in November, Victoria Laverde walked up to an information table at Plaza Las Americas in Lilburn and asked for federal help in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It’s exactly what officials under the Trump administration hoped would happen when they made big changes to funding...
Atlanta doctor focus of natural birth controversy
 Her babies were far along when her doctor gave the bad news: The twins were in breech and sideways positions. Prepare for a cesarean section, her doctor said. But she wanted a vaginal birth and moved to Atlanta to see a doctor who would give her one. Another mom saw the same Atlanta doctor, known for shepherding riskier patients through natural...

Posted: 20 days ago

Her babies were far along when her doctor gave the bad news: The twins were in breech and sideways positions. Prepare for a cesarean section, her doctor said. But she wanted a vaginal birth and moved to Atlanta to see a doctor who would give her one. Another mom saw the same Atlanta doctor, known for shepherding riskier patients through natural...
State recognizes Georgia’s maternal death problem, faces uphill climb
 Georgia Department of Public Health staff told the agency’s advisory board that the state is doing what it can to curb maternal mortality. But it’s an uphill climb. The presentation to the board Tuesday followed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s disclosure that the state’s rate of maternal death has been the...

Posted: 28 days ago

Georgia Department of Public Health staff told the agency’s advisory board that the state is doing what it can to curb maternal mortality. But it’s an uphill climb. The presentation to the board Tuesday followed The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s disclosure that the state’s rate of maternal death has been the...
Karen Handel concedes 6th District race, congratulates Lucy McBath 
 U.S. Rep. Karen Handel has conceded and congratulated Lucy McBath, who will take her seat in Georgia’s 6th District. “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday,” Handel said in a statement. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and end...

7:38 PM Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2018

U.S. Rep. Karen Handel has conceded and congratulated Lucy McBath, who will take her seat in Georgia’s 6th District. “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday,” Handel said in a statement. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and end...
ACA health insurance navigation underway with sign-up events
 Enrollment for 2019 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is underway in Georgia. On Saturday, federally funded navigators walked door to door through the immigrant communities in Clarkston, manned a fair information table at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta and talked to shoppers at a Duluth mall that caters to Spanish...

4:50 PM Monday, Nov. 05, 2018

Enrollment for 2019 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is underway in Georgia. On Saturday, federally funded navigators walked door to door through the immigrant communities in Clarkston, manned a fair information table at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School in Atlanta and talked to shoppers at a Duluth mall that caters to Spanish...
Obamacare open enrollment off to a typical, if glitchy, start
 As new players and old hands opened their doors to Obamacare insurance shoppers, they said the first day of open enrollment went fine, but with some glitches. The federal government typically does not release numbers for how many signed up for the exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, until it’s been...

8:03 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

As new players and old hands opened their doors to Obamacare insurance shoppers, they said the first day of open enrollment went fine, but with some glitches. The federal government typically does not release numbers for how many signed up for the exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, until it’s been...
ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA: Five Things to Know
 Open enrollment is under way in Georgia for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  In spite of changes this year, much about the process remains the same for customers. They can still go to the federal website and try to enroll themselves. And if they run into snags, they still have...

7:53 PM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Open enrollment is under way in Georgia for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  In spite of changes this year, much about the process remains the same for customers. They can still go to the federal website and try to enroll themselves. And if they run into snags, they still have...
Obamacare open enrollment starts Thursday under a raft of changes
 Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act starts Thursday. And it’s going to look different this year. For those 2019 plans about to go on sale, the individual mandate that all Americans have health insurance is effectively gone. The statewide “navigators” that formerly helped Georgians enroll in plans under the ACA...

2:46 AM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act starts Thursday. And it’s going to look different this year. For those 2019 plans about to go on sale, the individual mandate that all Americans have health insurance is effectively gone. The statewide “navigators” that formerly helped Georgians enroll in plans under the ACA...