12/19/2013 01:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

As Obamacare Deadline Looms, Kathleen Sebelius Answers Some Last-Minute Questions

As Monday's deadline for consumers in nearly all states to choose a health insurance plan approaches, Health And Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took some time Thursday to answer last-minute questions looming on Americans' minds.

Sebelius joined HuffPost Live to discuss the Affordable Care Act, addressing a range of topics from the community in advance of that Dec. 23 marker.

On Obamacare outreach efforts to mothers:

On ideal sign-up times at Healthcare.Gov:

On dental coverage for children with braces:

On qualifications you need to meet to fall under Obamacare:

On what happens if the Dec. 23 deadline were missed:

On the overall focus of the healthcare initiative: