Want to know how many uninsured people below the new and old poverty lines live in Birmingham, Ala.? How about Cleveland? Or its adjacent western suburb, Lakewood? Care to check out how many people might be eligible for expanded Medicaid coverage in Lubbock, Texas, if only the state would expand Medicaid?

Now, you can find out, thanks to research by the Urban Institute.

The institute analyzed data from the 2009, 2010, and 2011 American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, and came up with uninsured estimates for 781 metro areas, including suburban swaths of major metropolitan areas.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.