In this video, Motley Fool health care analyst Brenton Flynn talks about the the fiscal cliff's implications for Medicare and the broader health care sector. Hospitals are one of the biggest recipients of Medicare reimbursements, and the lack of clarity from the fiscal cliff seems to be having an impact on their capital investment decisions. In fact, recent commentary from a health care executive at General Electric (NYSE:GE) confirms those concerns. What will this mean for other companies selling their high-prices wares into hospitals? Follow along as Fool health care analyst Brenton Flynn discusses the specific implications for medical robotics stocks that also sell million-dollar machines to hospitals, such as MAKO Surgical (NASDAQ: MAKO) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG), among others.

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