Brown argues the cuts include $14 billion in Medicare reductions to Massachusetts health care providers and nursing homes. In a radio ad, Brown says he opposes any Medicare changes that would affect today’s seniors or those nearing retirement and said any ‘‘reform plan must be bipartisan.’’
Warren said Brown’s portrayal of the federal health care law’s effect on Medicare has been debunked by independent analysts, including the AARP, a lobbying group for seniors. She said Obama’s law strengthens guaranteed benefits, while prohibiting cuts to guaranteed Medicare benefits.
The Massachusetts race is already the most expensive in state history and the costliest Senate race in the country this year. Both national parties are keeping a close eye on the contest as they wrestle for control of the Senate.