November 2021 - TWH Reporting on Women Veterans’ Cancer Rates Spurs White House to Action

In a series of features exploring toxic exposure among veterans, a War Horse reporter unearthed how the VA fails to process the benefits claims of Desert Storm veterans, and managing editor Kelly Kennedy’s reporting highlighted the increasing rates of breast cancer among post-9/11 women veterans. In the wake of the reporting, The War Horse was invited to The White House where First Lady Jill Biden talked about the role of children as caregivers. That same week, the White House released a fact sheet revealing the most comprehensive plan to treat veterans poisoned during their military service.

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