Medicare Part D premiums to rise $1; will King v. Burwell head to Supreme Court?;

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> Medicare Part D premiums are expected to rise only $1 next year, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. For the past four years, the average premium has been between $30 and $31 per month. Announcement

> The four Virginians who challenged ACA subsidies in the King v. Burwell lawsuit are now asking the Supreme Court to hear their case, according to PoliticoPro. Article

> Connecticut-based Cigna announced its plan to offer private insurance on government exchanges next year by entering 40 to 50 new counties in three states, reports Forbes. Maryland, Missouri and Georgia will be added to the list. Article

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> The non-profit Center for Improving Value in Health Care has launched a website that allows residents of Colorado to compare hospital prices statewide, the Denver Post reported. Article

> More states turn to non-traditional methods to fund the portion of their Medicaid obligation that is not covered by the federal government, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Article

And Finally... I scream for ice cream. Article