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Condensed Financial Information Of Registrant (Condensed Statements Of Operations) (Details)

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Condensed Financial Information Of Registrant (Condensed Statements Of Operations) (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Sep. 30, 2013
Jun. 30, 2013
Mar. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Sep. 30, 2012
Jun. 30, 2012
Mar. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
General and administrative expenses                 $ 931,137 $ 677,157 $ 577,898
Investment and other income                 18,457 35,285 13,355
Interest Expense                 (26,957) (20,460) (20,320)
Earnings (loss) before income taxes                 268,917 122,791 188,350
Income tax expense                 107,080 47,412 70,687
Net earnings (loss) before equity in subsidiaries                 165,718 (11,295) 108,363
Net earnings attributable to Centene Corporation 53,240 49,373 39,484 23,002 9,061 3,819 (34,999) 23,978 165,099 1,859 111,218
Basic earnings (loss) per common share (in dollars per share) $ 0.97 $ 0.90 $ 0.72 $ 0.44 $ 0.17 $ 0.07 $ (0.68) $ 0.47 $ 3.05 $ 0.04 $ 2.22
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share (in dollars per share) $ 0.93 $ 0.87 $ 0.72 $ 0.42 $ 0.17 $ 0.07 $ (0.68) $ 0.45 $ 2.94 $ 0.03 $ 2.12
Basic                 54,126,545 51,509,366 50,198,954
Diluted                 56,247,173 53,714,375 52,474,238
Parent Company [Member]
                     
General and administrative expenses                 4,196 4,090 4,488
Investment and other income                 983 19,921 (8,790)
Interest Expense                 (22,623) (15,757) (15,494)
Earnings (loss) before income taxes                 (25,836) 74 (28,772)
Income tax expense                 (15,191) (9,668) (12,825)
Net earnings (loss) before equity in subsidiaries                 (10,645) 9,742 (15,947)
Equity in earnings from subsidiaries                 171,863 78,791 136,465
Net earnings attributable to Centene Corporation                 $ 161,218 $ 88,533 $ 120,518
Basic earnings (loss) per common share (in dollars per share)                 $ 2.98 $ 1.72 $ 2.40
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share (in dollars per share)                 $ 2.87 $ 1.65 $ 2.30
Basic                 54,126,545 51,509,366 50,198,954
Diluted                 56,247,173 53,714,375 52,474,238