Centene Corporation to Present at Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2006--Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it will present at the Goldman Sachs 27th Annual Global Healthcare Conference 2006, which will be held June 12-15, 2006, at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California.

    Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive, Centene
Corporation, will present on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:30 a.m. Pacific
Time. The presentation can be accessed at:
default.asp?entity=centene as a live audio webcast; it then will be
archived for 15 days. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be
copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the
extra space if one exists.)

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The Company operates health plans in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. In addition, the Company contracts with other healthcare organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, disease management, nurse triage, pharmacy benefit management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

    CONTACT: Centene Corporation
             Lisa M. Wilson, 212-759-3929

    SOURCE: Centene Corporation