Clintons among those honoring late Centene CEO

Bill and Hillary Clinton were among those who recently paid tribute to Michael Neidorff, the late CEO of Centene, the St. Louis Business Journal reported Oct. 30. 

Former President Bill Clinton said in a video played at a memorial he was impressed by Mr. Neidorff's "power of example" in the way he built Centene, according to the report. He touted the late CEO's commitment to a diverse workforce that provided "opportunities for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community, for veterans."

Former New York Sen. and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a video that Mr. Neidorff was the first national healthcare leader to "see the opportunity to extend healthcare to millions" and embrace the ACA when others were too cautious, according to the report. She also said he was "relentless in his commitment to giving more people the chance to take better care of themselves and their families."   

Others who spoke during the event included former HHS Secretary and Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt of Missouri, according to the report.  

Mr. Neidorff died April 7 after a lengthy illness. He was 79. 

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