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

New service in Ga. eases access to birth control, Plan B, HIV drugs
 A new front is opening in Georgia in the battle over sex-related medicine: telehealth. A company that allows patients to consult with a doctor by phone and receive their birth control or HIV prevention drugs by mail has been quietly testing in Georgia and plans its public launch Monday. “There’s a big portion of the population...

Posted: 10 days ago

A new front is opening in Georgia in the battle over sex-related medicine: telehealth. A company that allows patients to consult with a doctor by phone and receive their birth control or HIV prevention drugs by mail has been quietly testing in Georgia and plans its public launch Monday. “There’s a big portion of the population...
‘Short-term’ health plans with less coverage allowed for three years
 People will once again be able to buy health insurance coverage for long periods of time that offers less — but also costs less — under a new rule finalized Wednesday by the Trump administration. The decision sparked a new wave of reaction in Washington and in Georgia. Advocates of the Affordable Care Act called it the return...

Posted: 14 days ago

People will once again be able to buy health insurance coverage for long periods of time that offers less — but also costs less — under a new rule finalized Wednesday by the Trump administration. The decision sparked a new wave of reaction in Washington and in Georgia. Advocates of the Affordable Care Act called it the return...
Georgia market could stabilize with restoration of Obamacare payments
 The Trump administration has reversed course on a decision that was expected to increase premium prices for Georgia Obamacare customers and thin their choices. Instead, 2019 proposals for Obamacare health insurance customers are back on track: shaping up for modest single-digit premium increases and restoration of some sales territory where...

Posted: 21 days ago

The Trump administration has reversed course on a decision that was expected to increase premium prices for Georgia Obamacare customers and thin their choices. Instead, 2019 proposals for Obamacare health insurance customers are back on track: shaping up for modest single-digit premium increases and restoration of some sales territory where...
Opioid crisis drives up Georgia’s overdose deaths to outpace nation
 Even as some states are beginning to see their death tolls from the opioid epidemic slow, Georgia is not. According to preliminary data for 2017, the death rate continues to increase. Deaths from addiction nationwide, driven by the opioid crisis, increased 14 percent in 2017, according to the data. But Georgia’s deaths ticked up...

Posted: 22 days ago

Even as some states are beginning to see their death tolls from the opioid epidemic slow, Georgia is not. According to preliminary data for 2017, the death rate continues to increase. Deaths from addiction nationwide, driven by the opioid crisis, increased 14 percent in 2017, according to the data. But Georgia’s deaths ticked up...
CDC: HIV testing outreach needed for black gay men in South
 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study released Thursday raised an alarm about black men in the South and HIV. They’re not being diagnosed enough in traditional health care sites, the study found, so health workers need to seek them out in new places for testing and care. The world that most media portray...

Posted: 27 days ago

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study released Thursday raised an alarm about black men in the South and HIV. They’re not being diagnosed enough in traditional health care sites, the study found, so health workers need to seek them out in new places for testing and care. The world that most media portray...
Georgia State study: Smokers less likely to know nicotine’s dangers
 Scientists know that nicotine and children don’t mix: The chemical can cause anything from mild illness to death, or problems with brain development. Most Americans know, too, according to a new study. But those who don’t may be the ones who need to most. They’re more likely to be smokers. The question’s importance...

Posted: 28 days ago

Scientists know that nicotine and children don’t mix: The chemical can cause anything from mild illness to death, or problems with brain development. Most Americans know, too, according to a new study. But those who don’t may be the ones who need to most. They’re more likely to be smokers. The question’s importance...
Clinic’s errant form letter reveals health care’s faulty human touch
 When Dr. Seth Walker, an Emory Healthcare pulmonologist, decided to take a position in Cleveland, Emory sent out a letter letting his patients know. “My leaving in no way diminishes my concern for you and your well-being,” Walker wrote. It didn’t have the desired effect. The letter was riddled with bizarre typos that the...

Posted: 28 days ago

When Dr. Seth Walker, an Emory Healthcare pulmonologist, decided to take a position in Cleveland, Emory sent out a letter letting his patients know. “My leaving in no way diminishes my concern for you and your well-being,” Walker wrote. It didn’t have the desired effect. The letter was riddled with bizarre typos that the...
GSU study: Vaping failed 90 percent of time to lead smoker to quit
 E-cigarette makers say their products are designed to help tobacco smokers quit. A new study from Georgia State University raises questions about that claim. In the study, just published by researchers from GSU’s School of Public Health, vapers had 70 percent lower odds of quitting smoking than nonvapers. One year into the study, just...

6:11 PM Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

E-cigarette makers say their products are designed to help tobacco smokers quit. A new study from Georgia State University raises questions about that claim. In the study, just published by researchers from GSU’s School of Public Health, vapers had 70 percent lower odds of quitting smoking than nonvapers. One year into the study, just...
Groups that help people sign up for Obamacare face deep cut
 The Trump administration announced late Tuesday that it is cutting deeply into funding for “navigators” that help people enroll in Obamacare. “Navigators failed to enroll a meaningful amount of people,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in its announcement, “and not nearly enough to justify...

11:34 PM Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018

The Trump administration announced late Tuesday that it is cutting deeply into funding for “navigators” that help people enroll in Obamacare. “Navigators failed to enroll a meaningful amount of people,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in its announcement, “and not nearly enough to justify...
Trump move on payments could scramble Georgia’s Obamacare market
 After all the turmoil in the Obamacare market last year, Community Health Works CEO Fred Ammons was cheered on Friday to see the 2019 proposals come in from Georgia health insurance companies. The companies proposed modest premium increases and some healthy expansion of sales territory. “It looks pretty good,” Ammons said...

10:58 PM Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018

After all the turmoil in the Obamacare market last year, Community Health Works CEO Fred Ammons was cheered on Friday to see the 2019 proposals come in from Georgia health insurance companies. The companies proposed modest premium increases and some healthy expansion of sales territory. “It looks pretty good,” Ammons said...
Modest rate hikes proposed for Georgia’s 2019 Obamacare plans
 In a bittersweet moment of relief for Obamacare customers, prices for next year’s premiums in Georgia are expected to see only modest increases, mostly in the single digits. It’s a marked contrast to the brutal increases of recent years and not what experts expected. The turmoil from Washington that has driven big rate...

10:21 PM Friday, Jul. 06, 2018

In a bittersweet moment of relief for Obamacare customers, prices for next year’s premiums in Georgia are expected to see only modest increases, mostly in the single digits. It’s a marked contrast to the brutal increases of recent years and not what experts expected. The turmoil from Washington that has driven big rate...





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

New service in Ga. eases access to birth control, Plan B, HIV drugs
 A new front is opening in Georgia in the battle over sex-related medicine: telehealth. A company that allows patients to consult with a doctor by phone and receive their birth control or HIV prevention drugs by mail has been quietly testing in Georgia and plans its public launch Monday. “There’s a big portion of the population...

Posted: 10 days ago

A new front is opening in Georgia in the battle over sex-related medicine: telehealth. A company that allows patients to consult with a doctor by phone and receive their birth control or HIV prevention drugs by mail has been quietly testing in Georgia and plans its public launch Monday. “There’s a big portion of the population...
‘Short-term’ health plans with less coverage allowed for three years
 People will once again be able to buy health insurance coverage for long periods of time that offers less — but also costs less — under a new rule finalized Wednesday by the Trump administration. The decision sparked a new wave of reaction in Washington and in Georgia. Advocates of the Affordable Care Act called it the return...

Posted: 14 days ago

People will once again be able to buy health insurance coverage for long periods of time that offers less — but also costs less — under a new rule finalized Wednesday by the Trump administration. The decision sparked a new wave of reaction in Washington and in Georgia. Advocates of the Affordable Care Act called it the return...
Georgia market could stabilize with restoration of Obamacare payments
 The Trump administration has reversed course on a decision that was expected to increase premium prices for Georgia Obamacare customers and thin their choices. Instead, 2019 proposals for Obamacare health insurance customers are back on track: shaping up for modest single-digit premium increases and restoration of some sales territory where...

Posted: 21 days ago

The Trump administration has reversed course on a decision that was expected to increase premium prices for Georgia Obamacare customers and thin their choices. Instead, 2019 proposals for Obamacare health insurance customers are back on track: shaping up for modest single-digit premium increases and restoration of some sales territory where...
Opioid crisis drives up Georgia’s overdose deaths to outpace nation
 Even as some states are beginning to see their death tolls from the opioid epidemic slow, Georgia is not. According to preliminary data for 2017, the death rate continues to increase. Deaths from addiction nationwide, driven by the opioid crisis, increased 14 percent in 2017, according to the data. But Georgia’s deaths ticked up...

Posted: 22 days ago

Even as some states are beginning to see their death tolls from the opioid epidemic slow, Georgia is not. According to preliminary data for 2017, the death rate continues to increase. Deaths from addiction nationwide, driven by the opioid crisis, increased 14 percent in 2017, according to the data. But Georgia’s deaths ticked up...
CDC: HIV testing outreach needed for black gay men in South
 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study released Thursday raised an alarm about black men in the South and HIV. They’re not being diagnosed enough in traditional health care sites, the study found, so health workers need to seek them out in new places for testing and care. The world that most media portray...

Posted: 27 days ago

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study released Thursday raised an alarm about black men in the South and HIV. They’re not being diagnosed enough in traditional health care sites, the study found, so health workers need to seek them out in new places for testing and care. The world that most media portray...
Georgia State study: Smokers less likely to know nicotine’s dangers
 Scientists know that nicotine and children don’t mix: The chemical can cause anything from mild illness to death, or problems with brain development. Most Americans know, too, according to a new study. But those who don’t may be the ones who need to most. They’re more likely to be smokers. The question’s importance...

Posted: 28 days ago

Scientists know that nicotine and children don’t mix: The chemical can cause anything from mild illness to death, or problems with brain development. Most Americans know, too, according to a new study. But those who don’t may be the ones who need to most. They’re more likely to be smokers. The question’s importance...
Clinic’s errant form letter reveals health care’s faulty human touch
 When Dr. Seth Walker, an Emory Healthcare pulmonologist, decided to take a position in Cleveland, Emory sent out a letter letting his patients know. “My leaving in no way diminishes my concern for you and your well-being,” Walker wrote. It didn’t have the desired effect. The letter was riddled with bizarre typos that the...

Posted: 28 days ago

When Dr. Seth Walker, an Emory Healthcare pulmonologist, decided to take a position in Cleveland, Emory sent out a letter letting his patients know. “My leaving in no way diminishes my concern for you and your well-being,” Walker wrote. It didn’t have the desired effect. The letter was riddled with bizarre typos that the...
GSU study: Vaping failed 90 percent of time to lead smoker to quit
 E-cigarette makers say their products are designed to help tobacco smokers quit. A new study from Georgia State University raises questions about that claim. In the study, just published by researchers from GSU’s School of Public Health, vapers had 70 percent lower odds of quitting smoking than nonvapers. One year into the study, just...

6:11 PM Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

E-cigarette makers say their products are designed to help tobacco smokers quit. A new study from Georgia State University raises questions about that claim. In the study, just published by researchers from GSU’s School of Public Health, vapers had 70 percent lower odds of quitting smoking than nonvapers. One year into the study, just...
Groups that help people sign up for Obamacare face deep cut
 The Trump administration announced late Tuesday that it is cutting deeply into funding for “navigators” that help people enroll in Obamacare. “Navigators failed to enroll a meaningful amount of people,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in its announcement, “and not nearly enough to justify...

11:34 PM Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018

The Trump administration announced late Tuesday that it is cutting deeply into funding for “navigators” that help people enroll in Obamacare. “Navigators failed to enroll a meaningful amount of people,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in its announcement, “and not nearly enough to justify...
Trump move on payments could scramble Georgia’s Obamacare market
 After all the turmoil in the Obamacare market last year, Community Health Works CEO Fred Ammons was cheered on Friday to see the 2019 proposals come in from Georgia health insurance companies. The companies proposed modest premium increases and some healthy expansion of sales territory. “It looks pretty good,” Ammons said...

10:58 PM Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018

After all the turmoil in the Obamacare market last year, Community Health Works CEO Fred Ammons was cheered on Friday to see the 2019 proposals come in from Georgia health insurance companies. The companies proposed modest premium increases and some healthy expansion of sales territory. “It looks pretty good,” Ammons said...
Modest rate hikes proposed for Georgia’s 2019 Obamacare plans
 In a bittersweet moment of relief for Obamacare customers, prices for next year’s premiums in Georgia are expected to see only modest increases, mostly in the single digits. It’s a marked contrast to the brutal increases of recent years and not what experts expected. The turmoil from Washington that has driven big rate...

10:21 PM Friday, Jul. 06, 2018

In a bittersweet moment of relief for Obamacare customers, prices for next year’s premiums in Georgia are expected to see only modest increases, mostly in the single digits. It’s a marked contrast to the brutal increases of recent years and not what experts expected. The turmoil from Washington that has driven big rate...





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

New service in Ga. eases access to birth control, Plan B, HIV drugs
 A new front is opening in Georgia in the battle over sex-related medicine: telehealth. A company that allows patients to consult with a doctor by phone and receive their birth control or HIV prevention drugs by mail has been quietly testing in Georgia and plans its public launch Monday. “There’s a big portion of the population...

Posted: 10 days ago

A new front is opening in Georgia in the battle over sex-related medicine: telehealth. A company that allows patients to consult with a doctor by phone and receive their birth control or HIV prevention drugs by mail has been quietly testing in Georgia and plans its public launch Monday. “There’s a big portion of the population...
‘Short-term’ health plans with less coverage allowed for three years
 People will once again be able to buy health insurance coverage for long periods of time that offers less — but also costs less — under a new rule finalized Wednesday by the Trump administration. The decision sparked a new wave of reaction in Washington and in Georgia. Advocates of the Affordable Care Act called it the return...

Posted: 14 days ago

People will once again be able to buy health insurance coverage for long periods of time that offers less — but also costs less — under a new rule finalized Wednesday by the Trump administration. The decision sparked a new wave of reaction in Washington and in Georgia. Advocates of the Affordable Care Act called it the return...
Georgia market could stabilize with restoration of Obamacare payments
 The Trump administration has reversed course on a decision that was expected to increase premium prices for Georgia Obamacare customers and thin their choices. Instead, 2019 proposals for Obamacare health insurance customers are back on track: shaping up for modest single-digit premium increases and restoration of some sales territory where...

Posted: 21 days ago

The Trump administration has reversed course on a decision that was expected to increase premium prices for Georgia Obamacare customers and thin their choices. Instead, 2019 proposals for Obamacare health insurance customers are back on track: shaping up for modest single-digit premium increases and restoration of some sales territory where...
Opioid crisis drives up Georgia’s overdose deaths to outpace nation
 Even as some states are beginning to see their death tolls from the opioid epidemic slow, Georgia is not. According to preliminary data for 2017, the death rate continues to increase. Deaths from addiction nationwide, driven by the opioid crisis, increased 14 percent in 2017, according to the data. But Georgia’s deaths ticked up...

Posted: 22 days ago

Even as some states are beginning to see their death tolls from the opioid epidemic slow, Georgia is not. According to preliminary data for 2017, the death rate continues to increase. Deaths from addiction nationwide, driven by the opioid crisis, increased 14 percent in 2017, according to the data. But Georgia’s deaths ticked up...
CDC: HIV testing outreach needed for black gay men in South
 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study released Thursday raised an alarm about black men in the South and HIV. They’re not being diagnosed enough in traditional health care sites, the study found, so health workers need to seek them out in new places for testing and care. The world that most media portray...

Posted: 27 days ago

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study released Thursday raised an alarm about black men in the South and HIV. They’re not being diagnosed enough in traditional health care sites, the study found, so health workers need to seek them out in new places for testing and care. The world that most media portray...
Georgia State study: Smokers less likely to know nicotine’s dangers
 Scientists know that nicotine and children don’t mix: The chemical can cause anything from mild illness to death, or problems with brain development. Most Americans know, too, according to a new study. But those who don’t may be the ones who need to most. They’re more likely to be smokers. The question’s importance...

Posted: 28 days ago

Scientists know that nicotine and children don’t mix: The chemical can cause anything from mild illness to death, or problems with brain development. Most Americans know, too, according to a new study. But those who don’t may be the ones who need to most. They’re more likely to be smokers. The question’s importance...
Clinic’s errant form letter reveals health care’s faulty human touch
 When Dr. Seth Walker, an Emory Healthcare pulmonologist, decided to take a position in Cleveland, Emory sent out a letter letting his patients know. “My leaving in no way diminishes my concern for you and your well-being,” Walker wrote. It didn’t have the desired effect. The letter was riddled with bizarre typos that the...

Posted: 28 days ago

When Dr. Seth Walker, an Emory Healthcare pulmonologist, decided to take a position in Cleveland, Emory sent out a letter letting his patients know. “My leaving in no way diminishes my concern for you and your well-being,” Walker wrote. It didn’t have the desired effect. The letter was riddled with bizarre typos that the...
GSU study: Vaping failed 90 percent of time to lead smoker to quit
 E-cigarette makers say their products are designed to help tobacco smokers quit. A new study from Georgia State University raises questions about that claim. In the study, just published by researchers from GSU’s School of Public Health, vapers had 70 percent lower odds of quitting smoking than nonvapers. One year into the study, just...

6:11 PM Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

E-cigarette makers say their products are designed to help tobacco smokers quit. A new study from Georgia State University raises questions about that claim. In the study, just published by researchers from GSU’s School of Public Health, vapers had 70 percent lower odds of quitting smoking than nonvapers. One year into the study, just...
Groups that help people sign up for Obamacare face deep cut
 The Trump administration announced late Tuesday that it is cutting deeply into funding for “navigators” that help people enroll in Obamacare. “Navigators failed to enroll a meaningful amount of people,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in its announcement, “and not nearly enough to justify...

11:34 PM Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018

The Trump administration announced late Tuesday that it is cutting deeply into funding for “navigators” that help people enroll in Obamacare. “Navigators failed to enroll a meaningful amount of people,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in its announcement, “and not nearly enough to justify...
Trump move on payments could scramble Georgia’s Obamacare market
 After all the turmoil in the Obamacare market last year, Community Health Works CEO Fred Ammons was cheered on Friday to see the 2019 proposals come in from Georgia health insurance companies. The companies proposed modest premium increases and some healthy expansion of sales territory. “It looks pretty good,” Ammons said...

10:58 PM Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018

After all the turmoil in the Obamacare market last year, Community Health Works CEO Fred Ammons was cheered on Friday to see the 2019 proposals come in from Georgia health insurance companies. The companies proposed modest premium increases and some healthy expansion of sales territory. “It looks pretty good,” Ammons said...
Modest rate hikes proposed for Georgia’s 2019 Obamacare plans
 In a bittersweet moment of relief for Obamacare customers, prices for next year’s premiums in Georgia are expected to see only modest increases, mostly in the single digits. It’s a marked contrast to the brutal increases of recent years and not what experts expected. The turmoil from Washington that has driven big rate...

10:21 PM Friday, Jul. 06, 2018

In a bittersweet moment of relief for Obamacare customers, prices for next year’s premiums in Georgia are expected to see only modest increases, mostly in the single digits. It’s a marked contrast to the brutal increases of recent years and not what experts expected. The turmoil from Washington that has driven big rate...