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Universal American Announces New Medicare Part D Benefit Making LIPITOR® and CRESTOR® Available for Low or No Copay(1)
Date:10/28/2010

" said Nelson Fernandez, M.D., Senior Medical Director of Universal American. "Drug therapy like statins, may help reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and ultimately lower the incidence of stroke or heart attack."

Michael A. Suesserman, Vice President, U.S. Corporate and Government Customers, Pfizer said, "We at Pfizer strive to provide patients with access to safe, effective and affordable medicines. To ensure we can continue to deliver on our commitments to patients, we welcome opportunities like this partnership with Universal American to allow greater access to medicines like Lipitor."

Universal American is committed to A Healthy Collaboration(SM), a pledge it shares with physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers to work together to improve members' health. It means encouraging members to see their doctors and fill their prescriptions regularly because it will help them prevent illness and manage disease, as well as drive down costs so they can save money and stay healthy. Joining with Pfizer and AstraZeneca (makers of LIPITOR and CRESTOR, respectively) to make these two drugs more affordable is another example of how Universal American is making it easier for those with Medicare, including seniors and people with disabilities, to improve and protect their health.

As healthcare evolves, people with Medicare will have questions about their health coverage. Universal American is listening to these concerns and providing innovative approaches that bring members more options that control their healthcare costs. For more information about Community CCRx and Universal American, visit www.UniversalAmerican.com.  

About Universal American Universal American (NYSE: UAM), through our family of healthcare companies, provides health benefits to nearly two million people with Medicare every day.* W
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