Liz Szabo is senior correspondent for KFF Health News and an enterprise reporter who focuses on the quality of patient care. She has covered medicine for two decades, and her stories about cancer and overtreatment for KFF Health News have won numerous awards, including first place in the National Headliner Awards. Previously, Szabo covered medicine for USA Today for nearly 13 years.
Research has long shown that Black people live sicker lives and die younger than white people. Now a new study, published in JAMA, casts the nation’s racial inequities in stark relief, finding that the higher mortality rate among Black Americans resulted in 1.63 million excess deaths relative to white Americans over more than two decades. […]