This article was originally posted in 2008 and has been updated.
Under this week’s retrograde Mercury in Pisces, which has attached itself to travel companion Neptune over the next week, the William Barr Justice Department under President Trump has recommended repeal of the Affordable Care Act, generating a s*&#storm of panic and anxiety in the hearts of Americans.
The problem as I see it, though, is that the American healthcare system is completely broken. It doesn’t really matter how healthcare is paid for – the system is based on profit and corrupt at its core. It needs to be completely rebuilt. Pluto, the planet of destruction and regeneration, is in the US second house of money and finance. There has been a great deal of discussion among astrologers concerning how the US Pluto return over the next few years would affect the country, and perhaps this would be a good place to start. Healthcare spending in the US was $17.9B in 2017, or $10,739 per person. as the average of other comparable first world countries (only Switzerland comes close).
Maintaining five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking — during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Researchers also found that American women and men who maintained the healthiest lifestyles were 82 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65 percent less likely to die from cancer when compared with those with the least healthy lifestyles over the course of the roughly […]