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 FudgeOwning up to the failures of welfare reform US Virgin Islands delegate vies for impeachment manager position With holidays approaching, new SNAP rule hurts families and fails businesses 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.

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Maryland Republican Rep. Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisOvernight Defense: Trump clashes with Macron at NATO summit | House impeachment report says Trump abused power | Top Dem scolds military leaders on Trump intervention in war crimes cases House conservatives attempt to access closed-door impeachment hearing GOP lawmakers, states back gunmaker in Sandy Hook appeal 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.

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Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerLobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play This week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report MORE (R-Nev.) tweeted that the public deserves better.

His colleague, Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonThe most expensive congressional races of the last decade Lobbying world Bottom Line MORE (D-Fla.), however, said Obama is doing the right thing.

Republican Rep. Steve StockmanStephen (Steve) Ernest StockmanConsequential GOP class of 1994 all but disappears Former aide sentenced for helping ex-congressman in fraud scheme Former congressman sentenced to 10 years in prison for campaign finance scheme 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 WeberGOP lawmakers call for provisions barring DOD funds for border wall to be dropped House conservatives call for ethics probe into Joaquin Castro tweet Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess MORE, another Texas Republican criticized Obama for not allowing Congress to intervene.

Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira Cohen2019 in Photos: 35 pictures in politics Gabbard under fire for 'present' vote on impeachment Gabbard votes 'present' on impeaching Trump MORE (D-Tenn.) said in a tweet he appreciated Obama’s “forthrightness.”

Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoTrump's latest water policy exposes sharp divides Former NYT correspondent rips Democrats' 'selective use' of constitutional violations What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial 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.