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 FudgeGabbard calls on DNC chairman to step down after Iowa 'debacle' DNC chairman says he's 'absolutely not' considering resigning Key House Democrat says Perez must go: 'He doesn't lead on anything' 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 HarrisConservative lawmakers warn Pelosi about 'rate-setting' surprise billing fix Overnight 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 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 WeberOvernight Energy: Trump credits economic progress to environmental rollbacks | Vote to subpoena Interior delayed by prayer breakfast | Dems hit agency for delaying energy efficiency funds Democrats hit DOE for holding back energy efficiency funds GOP lawmakers call for provisions barring DOD funds for border wall to be dropped MORE, another Texas Republican criticized Obama for not allowing Congress to intervene.

Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenClinton advises checking your voter registration during Trump's State of the Union Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley to boycott State of the Union 10 Democrats to boycott Trump State of the Union address MORE (D-Tenn.) said in a tweet he appreciated Obama’s “forthrightness.”

Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSenators to meet with Zelensky after impeachment trial GOP senators defend Sondland, Vindman ousters: They weren't 'loyal' What the impeachment vote looked like from inside the chamber 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.