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, 2022
Sep. 30, 2021
Sep. 30, 2022
Sep. 30, 2021
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation        
Earnings attributable to Centene Corporation $ 738 $ 584 $ 1,415 $ 748
Shares used in computing per share amounts:        
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in shares) 573,961 583,244 580,277 582,636
Common stock equivalents (as determined by applying the treasury stock method) (in shares) 6,646 7,458 6,807 7,518
Weighted average number of common shares and potential dilutive common shares outstanding (in shares) 580,607 590,702 587,084 590,154
Net earnings per common share attributable to Centene Corporation:        
Basic earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 1.29 $ 1.00 $ 2.44 $ 1.28
Diluted earnings per common share (in dollars per share) $ 1.27 $ 0.99 $ 2.41 $ 1.27
Anti-dilutive restricted stock and restricted stock units excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per common share (in shares) 152 111 193 57