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Earnings Per Share (Tables)

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Earnings Per Share (Tables)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 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 June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Earnings (loss) attributable to Centene Corporation $ (535) $ 1,206  $ 164  $ 1,252 
Shares used in computing per share amounts:  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 582,804  579,189  582,331  561,623 
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) —  8,309  7,468  7,936 
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding 582,804  587,498  589,799  569,559 
   
Net earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:
Basic earnings (loss) per common share $ (0.92) $ 2.08  $ 0.28  $ 2.23 
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $ (0.92) $ 2.05  $ 0.28  $ 2.20