The Overton Window

Essentially, if you put policy options for a given area on a spectrum ranging from freest to least free, there is a very small window of options that will be considered politically feasible. That is, there are relatively few policy options a politician will support in order to garner public support and re-election. The public option for health care can be seen as falling within this window.

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