How big is 50.7 million uninsured?

Source: Dylan Matthews via Washington Post

Yesterday, Matt Miller noted that the number of uninsured Americans – 50.7 million – is the same as the combined population of Oklahoma, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, Kansas, Kentucky, Arkansas, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Vermont and ­Wyoming.

That got the Wonkblog team thinking: what else could we compare the insured population count to, to give a better sense of its sheer scale? The following infographic is the result of our extensive research.

Click the image to see a bigger version. Here are our sources:

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About James Crist

How do we stop America's decline? The country is in trouble and we can all feel it. Where did we go wrong? How do we fix it? We now have an auction-based government, for sale to the highest bidder. Politicians have become nothing more than corporate whores and pawns for the rich. If we want our representatives to represent us, let them get their campaign money from us, their constituents. We have to amend the constitution to get the big money out of politics.
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