Though debate continues on what impact Obamacare is having on the country's health care system, Gallup researchers say their latest data provides proof that the law is working as intended — and maybe even more so.

The new numbers from Gallup suggest that up nearly 12 million Americans have gained coverage since last fall, a main goal of the health care overhaul.

Gallup reported this week that 11.8 percent of U.S. adults say they got a new health insurance policy in 2014. Significantly, a third of this group — 4 percent nationally — said they did not have insurance in 2013. Another 7.5 percent got a new policy this year that replaced a previous policy.

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