Advocates Press For Insurance Subsidies For Domestic Abuse Victims

Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby reports: "Spouses who file their taxes separately, sometimes because of domestic violence or abandonment, often can’t get government subsidies to purchase health insurance -- and advocates say the Obama administration hasn’t done enough to help them. With the March 31 sign-up deadline approaching, advocates are urging the administration to give domestic violence victims more time to sign up and to make it easier for them to get tax credits even if they don’t file a joint tax return" (Appleby, 3/13). Read the story.

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