New year, same story: Las Vegas ranks near the bottom (or top) of lists we’d rather not be on at all. Two fun new examples:
• The Daily Beast website ranked us No. 4 on its list of cities with the worst health care. Rankings are based on the percentage of people in several age categories who have health insurance. According to the Beast, 76.7 percent of us have health-care coverage. At least we beat out Dallas, Houston and Miami.
In Springfield, Mass., which the site ranked as the most-insured city, about 95 percent of the residents have health care. (Massachusetts, note, is the home state of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who’s required by party affiliation to make a big stink about Obamacare, which is modeled after his state’s health reforms.)
• Travel+Leisure magazine ranked us No. 8 on its list of America’s rudest cities. “Nobody ever equated fabulous with being nice,” they note. So true, darling. (We ranked first in their “luxury hotels” category and second for high-end shopping, so maybe the people doing the ranking were just broke slobs.) Because you’re dying to know, Los Angeles grabbed the top spot for rudest city and Charleston, S.C., ranked as the friendliest. Now piss off.