8th Circuit: Claim Preclusion Bars Challenge To Denial Of MinnesotaCare Benefits

(November 23, 2015, 9:39 AM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — Claim preclusion bars a man’s federal court action challenging denial of his MinnesotaCare health insurance benefits after a state court fully and fairly litigated identical claims, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Nov. 18 (Troy K. Scheffler v. Minnesota Department of Human Services; Anoka County, No. 15-1635, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 19965).

(Opinion available. Document #93-151125-009Z.)

Minnesota-resident Troy Scheffler suffers from agoraphobia with panic disorder. Scheffler received state-subsidized insurance through MinnesotaCare. After he began receiving Social Security disability insurance...
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