"As a Wall Street analyst covering Centene, I got to know Michael well over the years.  He had an unparalleled run as CEO of Centene, navigating the company through a period of exceptional growth and significant change in the healthcare system.  He created numerous opportunities over the years for the employees and stakeholders of Centene, while generating considerable wealth for his shareholders.  His company was responsible for broadening access to healthcare for many underprivileged across the country.  I appreciated his sense of perspective on changing industry dynamics, as well as his dry sense of humor.  He will be greatly missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family."