It's the end of 2012, and that means it's time to take a look back at the year in retrospect. We'll be reading through the naughty and nice lists (we've already checked them twice), counting down the 25 best-performing stocks and the 25 worst-performing stocks in the health care sector this year.

In this segment, Motley Fool health care analysts Brenton Flynn and Max Macaluso take a look at No. 23 on the naughty list: Universal American (NYS: UAM) and why this company deserves coal in its stocking.


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The article The Worst of 2012: Universal American originally appeared on Fool.com.

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