All she knows now is $90 for medication is not in her budget.
"It was unfair that I just got kicked off," she said.
Ghulam Mojadidi was excited when he recently found out he qualified for a state program that provides health care coverage to low-income adults.
The 28-year-old from Baltimore had been without insurance for a long time and looked forward to finally going to see a doctor regularly and not having to worry about what he would do if sickened.
Primary Adult Care had only limited coverage of primary care visits, prescription drugs, emergency room bills, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. It did not cover hospital stays, or most specialty services. But it was more than what Mojadidi had.
Then he was devastated after a couple of months on the plan to get a letter from the state that he no longer qualified.
The restaurant server and student at The Community College of Baltimore County was back where he started – with no insurance.
He doesn't know why he didn't qualify. Although his salary as a server can vary greatly from week-to-week based on tips, he estimated a higher salary on his application even though he could and probably would make less. He didn't want to ever get in trouble for putting down a low salary and he ended up making more. But Mojadidi believes it also might have made him appear to make too much to qualify for the program.
Now, he is thinking about health reform as a way to finally get coverage. But he worries he won't be able to afford that too.
He's heard a lot of bad talk about reform – that premiums will be too high. Mojadidi said he will do his own research and find out for himself. It's worked in other places, he said.
"That's what is better about Canada," he said. "They have health insurance for everyone."
Mojadidi worries what he would do if he got really sick. So far, he hasn't had any major health complications. But he has a brother who has a hernia but can't afford to see a doctor.
"It would be nice to be able to go to a doctor," he said.