Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBottom line Overnight Defense: McCain honored in Capitol ceremony | Mattis extends border deployment | Trump to embark on four-country trip after midterms Congress gives McCain the highest honor 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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