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The Washington Post is reporting this morning at least a partial fix to eligibility challenges of domestic violence survivors and the premium tax credits.  No word yet on whether such individuals will be able to exercise this new policy flexibility during a special open period.

From the
Post: “As the first open-enrollment period for the new federal and state insurance marketplaces approaches its March 31 deadline, the Treasury Department is preparing to take steps this week to allow married survivors of domestic abuse to claim subsidies for health plans, no matter how they file their taxes, according to a department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision is not yet public. Others who are married but filing separately will not get relief for now.”

Source: 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/for-those-legally-married-but-filing-taxes-alone-another-healthcaregov-hurdle-looms/2014/03/23/e550382c-af8f-11e3-95e8-39bef8e9a48b_story.html?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+First+Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=12289329&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_Y8_gbNTwCLLcGY33r4QOk7vhuBgUqqMqMFw5MVN360GTEq_K-U814OkHtkKwatcEcR9H9ndbA5FjCyFGWZB1BnkB5DA&_hsmi=12289329