Democrats are using the anniversary of the Massachusetts healthcare law to highlight Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) support for the bill during his time as a state senator.

Democrats have already been ironically "thanking" Brown's fellow Bay State Republican Mitt Romney who signed the signed the bill into law in 2006. Tuesday marks its fifth anniversary. Brown, a top target for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), is suffering similar attacks.


Democrats are "wondering where he currently stands on the plan," according to a DSCC spokesman.

The DSCC cited a recent Associated Press article that noted, "Brown, as a state senator in Massachusetts, voted in favor of the universal-coverage law in that state. The bill he supported in Massachusetts has a number of features in common with the Democrats' legislation, including a mandate for nearly everyone to be covered."

Despite the similarities between the Massachusetts plan and the Democrats' national reform, Brown has said he would vote to repeal the 2010 healthcare law if given the opportunity.

In a statement, Brown defended his support of the Massachusetts law and reiterated his criticism of the Democrats' law.

“In Massachusetts, we found a way to get health insurance to more people without raising taxes. Obamacare should be repealed because it raises taxes and imposes a one-size-fits-all plan on the entire nation. Each state should be allowed to come up with their own healthcare solution," Brown said.

The DSCC intends to make this an issue in the upcoming Senate race. Having won in 2010 the seat formerly occupied by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, Brown will bid for reelection in 2012.

Updated at 2:21 p.m.