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The prospect of a single-payer health care system has advocates dancing in the streets -- or at least on steps of the state Capitol.

Health care professionals, medical students and advocates gathered at the Capitol for a raucous rally in favor of a single-payer system on Monday. The demonstration, which was organized by the California Health Professional Student Alliance, featured a sea of white lab coats -- many of them bearing the insignia of local medical schools -- and a choreographed number by scrubs-clad dancers.

Speakers urged the adoption of a government managed, single-payer health care system, saying anything short of that would be inadequate. Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, said the Obama administration's health care overhaul bill was only a start.

"As you know, we're currently trying to move California forward with implementation of the affordable care act," Monning said. "In my view this represents a stepping stone to achieving true universal coverage and a healthcare system based on the promotion of health and wellness, not the treatment of disease and illness."

Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Cupertino, called a single-payer system "the only model where we can achieve true universal healthcare." You can see the dance routine below:



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