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Is Healthcare the right to life or a privilege? - A study on President Obama‟s healthcare reform and how it can improve the quality of economic Human Rights in the USA Sarah Badju Human Rights Fall Term 2009 Supervisor: Professor. Hans-Ingvar Roth 1 Abstract The aim of this thesis is to examine how President Obama wants to establish health care reform in the United States of America and ultimately, to look at how health care reform will improve economic human rights. The thesis discusses Obama‟s plan and the challenges he faces while presenting arguments from a neo-liberal theory and also using a human rights perspective as a supporter of health care reform. By the use of President Obama‟s official White House speeches on health care, an analysis of these speeches has been made to extract Obama‟s intention and the use of preparations he uses to present the idea of reform and its benefits. Through analysis of Obama‟s public speeches and arguments from theoretical approaches, it becomes apparent that health care reform is a phenomenon that has been necessary in the USA and will, consequently, improve the economic human rights of American citizens. Key words: health care, reform, economic human rights, neo-liberalism 2 Table of Contents Abstract ......................................................................................................................................................... 1 Table of Contents ........................................................................................................................................ 2 Abbreviations ............................................................................................................................................... 3 1 Introduction
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