Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein is the energy and health care reporter for VTDigger. He is a 2012 fellow at the First Amendment Institute and previously worked as a reporter and assistant online editor at the Addison County Independent, where he helped the publication win top state and New England awards for its website. Andrew is a former China Fulbright Research Fellow and a graduate of Kenyon College. As a Fulbright fellow, he researched the junction of Chinese economic, agricultural and environmental policymaking through an analysis of China’s modern tea industry. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has been awarded research grants from Middlebury College and the Freeman Foundation to investigate Chinese environmental policies. A member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, his work has also appeared in publications such as the Math Association of America’s quarterly journal Math Horizons and When Andrew isn’t writing stories, he can likely be found playing Boggle with his wife, fly fishing or brewing beer.

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Twitter: @andrewcstein

    More Vermonters will qualify for Medicaid


    A change in the calculation used to determine eligibility and the elimination of the Catamount and VHAP insurance programs, mean thousands more people may qualify for Medicaid benefits.

    Shumlin stays course on health care exchange despite Obama shift

    Gov. Peter Shumlin address participants in a Vermont Health Connect forum held at Capitol Plaza  Hotel in Montpelier last month. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

    Governor sticks to March 31 deadline after president delays federal mandate through next year.

    Deadline to extend current health plans is Nov. 25

    Don George, CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, supported the decision to extend existing health care plans beyond Jan. 1. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDigger

    Small businesses have less than two weeks to ask their insurers to extend coverage through March 31.

    Details emerge on health care exchange extension

    Robin Lunge, the state's director of Health Care Reform, speaks to a group in Montpelier. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

    Administration explains how health insurance coverage can be extended through March 31 because of tech problems.

    Insurers sorting out effects of governor’s contingency plan

    MVP Vice President Bill Little speaks at Thursday's news conference announcing contingency plans for the state's new health exchange program. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDigger

    Offer to extend current coverage through March 31 leaves many questions to be answered.

    Shumlin extends deadline for health care exchange

    Gov. Peter Shumlin announces a delay in the implementation of the state's new health care exchange Thursday in Montpelier. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDigger

    State reacts to problems with online marketplace by allowing small businesses to extend current coverage plans through March 31.

    Windham County seeks $2.2 million in state aid to recover from Yankee closing

    The House Committees on Commerce and Economic Development and Natural Resources and Energy hear testimony on Monday from a range of local leaders and residents on how the region should proceed after Vermont Yankee closes its doors. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDigger

    Economic development officials say plant’s closure will cost about 400 non-plant jobs that rely on Vermont Yankee and its employees.

    Many exchange navigators are frustrated with tech problems

    Navigators with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce (from left) Julie McDonough, Laura Doe, Kathy Megrath,  Karen Winchester and Shannon Wilson. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDigger

    The Shumlin administration gave out $2 million in federal funds to 200-plus navigators who are helping Vermonters enroll in Vermont Health Connect.

    Shumlin keeps health care exchange contingency plan under wraps

    Gov. Peter Shumlin and Department of Vermont Health Access Commissioner Mark Larson field questions about the state's new health care exchange in October in Montpelier. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDigger

    Governor says Vermonters won’t lose coverage if problems with online insurance market persist beyond Jan. 1 deadline.

    Advisory panel pushes quick restoration of Vermont Yankee site

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    Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel says Entergy and the state should work together to return nuclear plant grounds to safe use.

    Director of Green Mountain Care Board leaves to join former chair

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    Georgia Maheras to join Anya Rader Wallack on State Innovation Model project. Susan Barrett takes over at GMCB.

    Mental health advocates hint at lawsuit over involuntary treatment rules

    AJ Ruben, attorney for Disability Rights Vermont, testifyies before the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules at the Statehouse on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Photo by Viola Gad/VTDigger

    The regulations in question would govern how acute psychiatric patients could be involuntarily secluded, restrained or force-medicated with sedatives.

    State projects more Vermonters will qualify for Medicaid


    About 40,000 Vermonters will become eligible for Medicaid’s free or low-cost coverage in 2014, most migrating from Catamount and VHAP.

    MVP to drop N.H. coverage to focus on Vermont, N.Y.

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    About 1 percent of MVP’s 600,000 insured live in New Hampshire, 40,000 are in Vermont about 92 percent live in New York.

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