As the next few months wear on, special interests will no doubt spread more wrong information and attempt to vilify other countries’ health care. We’ll be on the lookout for such stuff. But honestly we hope that we don’t find it in the media. It really isn’t that hard to check out the facts.

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Trudy Lieberman is a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health and a longtime contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She is the lead writer for The Second Opinion, CJR’s healthcare desk, which is part of our United States Project on the coverage of politics and policy. Follow her on Twitter @Trudy_Lieberman.