Money was always tight. Her family stole from her time and again. She barely had enough for rent. As depressed as she was, she wasn't sure sometimes that doctors or hospitals had anything to offer at all - maybe they were experimenting on her. (After all, they have been experimenting on people for generations, sometimes people that look much like her.)
To call her non-compliant is a peculiarly cruel bit of note lingo. If anything, the system was non-compliant: not pliant at all, but brittle like a piece of untempered glass, and jagged, drawing blood.