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 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Sep. 30, 2020
Sep. 30, 2021
Sep. 30, 2020
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation        
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation $ 584 $ 568 $ 748 $ 1,820
Shares used in computing per share amounts:        
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in shares) 583,244 579,510 582,636 567,586
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) (in shares) 7,458 8,461 7,518 8,146
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding (in shares) 590,702 587,971 590,154 575,732
Net earnings per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:        
Basic earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 1.00 $ 0.98 $ 1.28 $ 3.21
Diluted earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 0.99 $ 0.97 $ 1.27 $ 3.16
Anti-dilutive restricted stock and restricted stock units excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per common share (in shares) 111 64 57 75