Wanderlust Festival calls for personal health care reform

As a boy, Robert Graham always wanted to be a doctor.

“My dream came true,” the Harvard-trained physician says today.

Then Graham woke to a nightmare: Pushed to see more and more patients, he found himself overwhelmed and overworked as appointment times shrank and incentives to prescribe drugs skyrocketed.

“Our health-care system is so ” he says before catching himself from cursing. “Messed up here. We have to change the philosophy.”

That’s why Graham and nearly 100 other wellness specialists joined several thousand people over the weekend at the Wanderlust Festival at Stratton Mountain Resort. Organizers known for orchestrating Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza usually serve up music. But in Vermont, they shared how mindful living can pay off not only personally but also socially, politically, economically and environmentally. [Full Article]