pixie, Are you elibible for Medicaid? It is for people with very low incomes who cannot afford health insurance. Do you work? I dom't know what masshealth is but if all you have to do is mail your ID and birth certificate I would do it. And you don't have to send the originals. if you mean by ID your drivers license make a copy of it front and back. And with a birth certificate get a copy of your birth certificate, have it notorized by a Notary Public and send them. You may need to take a witness with you to the Notary but check with the Notary. Often they have people in the office who can sign and witness a signature. You can find a Notary at most credit unions. Look in your phone book if you need to find one near you. I don't know how far Worcester is for you but maybe it is worth the trip to get what you need. I don't know of any natural cures for asthma. I have had it all my life and have had to take meds. I have albuterol for a rescue inhaler but you can't take it every day. It is not good for your heart to use albuterol so often. You may need a long term inhaler. I take symbicort and it has changed my life. Can you go to the ER as a charity case and get meds? Who were you getting your sample inhalers from? Most drs do not have samples anymore as inhalers have become so expensive. I know how you feel about the health ins. I have to pay over $800 a month for my health ins. but I have had many illnesses and the costs were out of sight so I have to keep the insurance going. Otherwise I would be out on the street. I hope I have given you some helpful suggestions. And I hope you find a solution and start to feel better.