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 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Jun. 30, 2020
Jun. 30, 2021
Jun. 30, 2020
Earnings (loss) attributable to Centene Corporation        
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 (in shares) 582,804 579,189 582,331 561,623
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) (in shares) 0 8,309 7,468 7,936
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding (in shares) 582,804 587,498 589,799 569,559
Net earnings (loss) per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:        
Basic earnings (loss) per common share (in dollars per share) $ (0.92) $ 2.08 $ 0.28 $ 2.23
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share (in dollars per share) $ (0.92) $ 2.05 $ 0.28 $ 2.20
Anti-dilutive restricted stock and restricted stock units excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per common share (in shares) 8,000 32 32 72