Democrats on Thursday applauded President Obama’s announcement about keeping canceled insurance plans while Republicans assailed him for going around Congress.

Ohio Democrat Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeThe nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump MORE approved of the president’s decision.

On Thursday afternoon, Obama said the move could prevent existing insurance plans from being canceled by ObamaCare until after the midterm elections next year.

Maryland Republican Rep. Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisMcConnell PAC demands Moore return its money The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill GOP predicts few defections on tax vote MORE said Obama’s statement wasn’t good enough.

An estimated 5 million people have received cancellation notices since the marketplace was implemented in October.

Obama said he plans to tweak the law’s regulations after lawmakers and former President Clinton pressured him to honor a promise he had made repeatedly during the debate over the law.

Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerDems look to use Moore against GOP Senate hearing shows Fed chair nominee acts the part Senate GOP votes to begin debate on tax bill MORE (R-Nev.) tweeted that the public deserves better.

His colleague, Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonOvernight Health Care: Ryan's office warns he wasn't part of ObamaCare deal | House conservatives push for mandate repeal in final tax bill | Dem wants probe into CVS-Aetna merger Ryan's office warning he wasn't part of deal on ObamaCare: source Overnight Health Care: Funding bill could provide help for children's health program | Questions for CVS-Aetna deal | Collins doubles funding ask for ObamaCare bill MORE (D-Fla.), however, said Obama is doing the right thing.

Republican Rep. Steve StockmanSteve StockmanEx-GOP staffer pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering on behalf of ex-lawmaker Cornyn to run for reelection in 2020 Former congressman indicted on conspiracy charges MORE (Texas) has been tweeting nonstop since the administration released low enrollment numbers for ObamaCare on Wednesday. Stockman piled on as the president spoke Thursday.

Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberDemocrats dig for Russian connection and uncover environmentalists Lobbying World GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections MORE, another Texas Republican criticized Obama for not allowing Congress to intervene.

Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenThe nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump MORE (D-Tenn.) said in a tweet he appreciated Obama’s “forthrightness.”

Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoScalise: House, Senate ‘pretty close’ on tax bill Top GOP senator: House and Senate 'not that far apart' on tax bill Sunday shows preview: Republicans take victory lap on taxes MORE (R-Wyo.) tweeted a map by the Republican Policy Committee showing a significant number of people have had their insurance canceled.

The Republican team on the Senate Budget Committee used the occasion to take a stab at government insurance in general.