Republicans blast 'bait and switch' health bill - Yahoo! News Up to their old tricks they will increase medicaid but stop paying for it in 3 years requiring the States to pay for the increases then. Further they propose a non Congressional broker to determine how to cut costs and slow growth in costs on Medicare. Can we say CUT PROGRAMS AND DENY coverage? The bill would supposedly give coverage to 31 million while costing between 900 billion to 1.5 trillion depending on who's numbers you use.