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Greens propose $13b budget saving by scrapping Medicare levy surcharge exemption -

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The Greens say the Federal Government could save the budget $13 billion over the next four years if all high income earners had to pay the Medicare Levy surcharge.

Currently those who earn over $90,000 only have to pay the surcharge if they don't take out private health insurance.

The Greens leader Richard Di Natale says along with the party's policy to scrap the private health insurance rebate, the changes could see close to $40 billion made available for investment in the public health system.

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Richard Di Natale, Greens Federal leader