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CVS Caremark to Sponsor PoliticoPro Briefing on Upcoming Supreme Court Hearing on Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark will sponsor a PoliticoPro Health Care Breakfast Briefing at the Newseum on Thursday, March 22, entitled "Supreme Court Preview: What to Watch," during which a panel of legal experts will discuss the pending U.S. Supreme Court hearing about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was signed into law almost two years ago. A live streaming webcast of the event will be available at www.POLITICO.com/livestream  beginning at 8:00 am ET.

The forum has been organized by PoliticoPro, a news service published by Politico which provides immediate and detailed reporting on the politics of energy, technology and health care. The breakfast briefing will feature National Public Radio Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg and four legal experts, including Walter Dellinger of O'Melvey and Myers, LLP; Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein and Russell and publisher of SCOTUSblog; Neal Katyal of Georgetown Law School and Hogan Lovells; and Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law. Politico's Josh Gerstein and PoliticoPro's Jennifer Haberkorn will moderate. The Supreme Court arguments in the case begin March 26, four days after the forum.

Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH, JD, CVS Caremark executive vice president and chief medical officer, said CVS Caremark is pleased to be sponsoring this timely event less than a week before the Supreme Court takes up arguments.

"The next several years will be a time of enormous change and challenge for all of us in the health care system. We are in the midst of implementing health care reform, even as the Supreme Court gets ready to deliberate. We are looking for ways to find innovative solutions to provide access to care that considers cost and quality. The Supreme Court decision will shape these issues. Their determinations will have far reaching consequences going forward," Brennan said.

About CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are a pharmacy innovation company, uniquely positioned to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of more than 65,000 pharmacies, including more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical offerings include our signature Pharmacy Advisor™ program as well as innovative generic step therapy and genetic benefit management programs that promote more cost effective and healthier behaviors and improve health care outcomes. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's website at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.

Media Contact:
Jon Sandberg
CVS Caremark
(401)770 4914
jlsandberg@cvs.com

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