Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusClients’ Cohen ties become PR liability Green Party puts Dem seat at risk in Montana Business groups worried about Trump's China tariffs plan 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.

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