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    Dignity for a neglected group.

    Many Americans struggle to access health care. But for the disabled, the impediments are often physical and fundamental: heavy doors, nonadjustable examination tables, and offices that aren’t equipped to adapt to their needs. Centene, an insurer that manages the care of 15 million people, saw that this reality meant many ability-challenged patients weren’t getting all the care necessary to stay healthy and prevent costly hospital stays. So, in 2017, it launched its Provider Accessibility Initiative, distributing grants to remove barriers to care. The effort has helped over 123,000 people it covers (and many more it doesn’t) access care with dignity. “The disabled community has just lived with these barriers to health care,” says Kelly Buckland, executive director of the National Council on Independent Living, who advised Centene on the effort. “Centene is fundamentally changing the landscape.”

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    Company Information

    Country
    U.S.
    Headquarters
    St. Louis
    Impact Segment
    Public Health/Nutrition
    Sector
    Healthcare
    Industry
    Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care
    CEO
    Michael Neidorff
    Websitehttp://www.centene.com
    Company Type
    Public
    Ticker
    CNC
    Prior Year Rank-
    Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$60,116
    Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$900
    Market Value ($M) as of 8/12/19$19,837
    Employees47,300

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