A victim of domestic abuse may not be able to file taxes jointly. Yet that was required for health insurance subsidies. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Shots - Health News Tax Change Helps Abused Spouses Get Health Insurance Subsidies March 28, 2014 Victims of domestic abuse had to file taxes jointly to sign up for health insurance. Advocates say that could bar them from health care when they're most in need. A rule change should help.