In Manitoba, CPAP equipment will now cost users $500; it was previously fully covered without out of pocket costs, reports CBC.

The new co-payment will come into effect on Apr. 23, said Williams. It will cost patients $500 to purchase new and replacement CPAP machines.

Each machine costs roughly $1,300 in total, she said, and requires about $350 worth of additional supplies per year.

The program is expected to save the health authority roughly $4.9 million per year, Williams said.