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Earnings Per Share (Tables)

Earnings Per Share (Tables)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Earnings Per Share [Abstract]  
Calculation of Basic and Diluted Net Earnings Per Common Share
The following table sets forth the calculation of basic and diluted net earnings per common share ($ in millions, except per share data in dollars and shares in thousands):
Three Months Ended March 31,
  2021 2020
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation $ 699  $ 46 
Shares used in computing per share amounts:  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 581,869  544,436 
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) 7,474  7,626 
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding 589,343  552,062 
Net earnings per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:
Basic earnings per common share
$ 1.20  $ 0.08 
Diluted earnings per common share $ 1.19  $ 0.08