"What they [Americans] see, it's a big government takeover of health care that's on the table and a plan that they frankly don't support," Boehner said. "President will likely repeat some of the myths [tonight]."
Republicans continue to reiterate the message that the president needs to slow down.
"We need to put the brakes on this president," said Rep. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said on NBC's "Today" show today. "He's been on a spending spree since he took office. And we need health care reform. ... His goal seems to be a government takeover, not making insurance more available."
DeMint famously commented last week that "If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him," to which the president responded, "This isn't about me. This isn't about politics. This is about a health care system that is breaking America's families, breaking America's businesses and breaking America's economy, and we can't afford the politics of delay and defeat when it comes to health care -- not this time, not now."
Some of the key points of contention still to be resolved include the option of a government-run insurance plan that would compete with private plans -- which Republicans say will stifle competition; ways to pay the extra costs that would come with overhauling the system -- Blue Dog Democrats oppose a tax on the wealthy ; and whether the bill will add to the already burgeoning deficit.
The president has insisted that any bills he signs will not contribute to the deficit.
For now, Democrats continue to iron out these issues.