Manitoba – Canadian Provincial Healthcare Expenditure Analyses – How Bad Is It, Really?

Charticle, Healthcare, Frontier Centre


Healthcare Expenditure

  • Over the last ten years, Manitoba healthcare spending has increased three times the growth rate of the Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI), by 37.9% between 2011 and 2021
  • From 2011 to 2017, an increase of 27.9% was recorded, followed by stable increases of 1-2% until 2020
  • The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic accelerated spending to 39.6% by the end of 2021
  • The combination of viral COVID-19 permanence and an aging and increasing population will continue to increase the future spending and revenue portion requirement trend to an unsustainable level

Population Data

  • The Manitoba population has grown by 20.2% over the past 20 years
  • The median age has simultaneously increased from 36.4 years in 2001 to 37.8 years in 2021, or 3.9%
  • The 60+ age bracket has increased the most during this period, by 87%
  • An aging population

Source: 2010-2021 Manitoba Public Health Accounts

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