Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Earnings Per Share (Details)

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Earnings Per Share (Details) - USD ($)
$ / shares in Units, shares in Thousands, $ in Millions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Mar. 31, 2020
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation    
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation $ 699 $ 46
Shares used in computing per share amounts:    
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in shares) 581,869 544,436
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) (in shares) 7,474 7,626
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding (in shares) 589,343 552,062
Net earnings per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:    
Basic earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 1.20 $ 0.08
Diluted earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 1.19 $ 0.08
Anti-dilutive restricted stock and restricted stock units excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per common share (in shares) 533 400