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, 2022
Mar. 31, 2021
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation    
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation $ 849 $ 699
Shares used in computing per share amounts:    
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in shares) 583,230 581,869
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) (in shares) 7,428 7,474
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding (in shares) 590,658 589,343
Net earnings per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:    
Basic earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 1.46 $ 1.20
Diluted earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 1.44 $ 1.19
Anti-dilutive restricted stock and restricted stock units excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per common share (in shares) 923 533