Watching for healthcare in the State of the Union

President Obama is a few hours away from delivering his first State of the Union address to a Congress controlled in part by Republicans.

We'll be closely watching the address for what Obama says about healthcare reform less than a week after House Republicans voted for a repeal. The speech gives Obama his most visible chance to defend the reform law since the repeal vote, and whatever he says about healthcare could set the tone for Democratic lawmakers going forward.

Check back with Healthwatch for blogs on Obama’s address and the reaction from both parties and interest groups. We’ll be delivering this coverage in lieu of an Overnight Health on Tuesday. Come back Wednesday evening for the next Overnight Health.