Since its founding as a single local healthcare plan in 1984, Centene’s mission to provide better health outcomes at lower costs has been linked to the health of the communities we serve. Our purpose is to transform the health of the community, one person at a time.

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Public policy efforts influence our ability to fulfill our mission and purpose, meet customer needs, and provide shareholder value. Centene engages in public policy initiatives aimed at ensuring affordable and accessible healthcare.

Centene is committed to advocating for our members and supporting improvements in the delivery and quality of the nation’s healthcare system. We work to develop, drive, and influence sound, sustainable public policies that improve the whole health and lives of individuals and communities we serve across the country and internationally. Centene works to develop proactive and innovative public policy solutions through thought-leadership by utilizing data to drive policy analysis to create effective, informed, and persuasive decision making.

Centene conducts business affairs in accordance with the standards and rules of ethical business conduct and seeks to abide by applicable laws, both in letter and spirit. In this, there is no room for compromise. Permitted political contributions and memberships in trade associations play an important role in Centene’s public policy engagement efforts. Centene is committed to acting with the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability. For more information, learn more about our Public Policy Engagement (PDF).

At Centene, we are committed to effectively managing care for our members by providing integrated care and removing barriers to care and mitigating health inequities experienced in the communities we serve.

Learn more about how our subsidiary, Superior HealthPlan, engaged with public policy activities to become the first managed care organization in the nation to provide statewide healthcare to children and youth in foster care. Fast-forward to today and Superior continues to set the standard for removing barriers and providing quality healthcare.