Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBooker tries to find the right laneĀ  Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP tries to keep spotlight on taxes amid Mueller charges MORE (D-Mont.) indicated Friday that he believes the Congress can accomplish healthcare reform without the option of a public plan.

Liberal blog ThinkProgress asked Baucus on Friday whether it would be possible to pass a plan without a publicly-financed option, along the model preferred by former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.

"Let