The Perdue campaign sent out an email with two documents attached. The first document says:
Katie Beckett Fact Sheet
A family’s income is not considered in Katie Beckett eligibility, if the child meets the clinical criteria they are eligibility for the Katie Beckett.
Most families on Katie Beckett have private insurance and Katie Beckett only pays after they have exhausted their private coverage.
State fund expenditures for Katie Beckett under Governor Perdue have nearly doubled — from $7,044,935 in 2003 to $13,183,330 in 2005.
When Federal Medicare rules caused some recipients to be ineligible for the program, the Governor and the General Assembly created a specific safety net for these children and funded it with $7.2 million.
The rumor that therapists will stop taking Medicaid patients is false. The reality is the Department of Community Health has seen more therapists enroll to accept Medicare patients, not less.
The second document backs up their claim (as reported in this article in the Gwinnett Daily Post) that Taylor is using the issue to try to raise money.