Best Practice for Blogging.

Healthcare.gov Blog

This is a popular blog that I use often. When searching for healthcare insurance in the United States there is a popular website and blog by the name of Healthcare.gov. Blog.  This site is used to keep consumers alert about all of the healthcare reform changes happening in the country. The purpose is for the Affordable Care Act to be viewable through websites such as Healthcare.gov. For those that are interested in purchasing healthcare insurance this website is everywhere.  As consumers that require healthcare coverage we have the ability to blog our comments in the section below.

Advertisement for Healthcare.gov  are not just on billboards, offices and bus benches. You can even find advertisements online, Facebook, Twitter , Google, etc. This is a very useful site for anyone requiring healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act. I happen to use this website and blog to look for healthcare plans for uninsured recipients in the community and read the blog posts.

This site is very helpful for comparing plans and prices of different health insurance plans that are available. The blog does practice the ethical standards that a blog requires. This blog adheres to all blogging ethical standards.  In order for a blog to be considered ethical it must be preamble, minimize harm, seek truth and report it, be accountable and transparent, and act independently. (SPJ Code of Ethics, 2014).

Word press is accessible for those individuals that want to blog. On a personal basis I adhere to the SPJ Code of Ethics at all times, even if it’s for blogging. This is a way to protect myself from harm occurring when blogging.  In addition, I cite my sources that are being used when I blog. In blogging there should always be truth.

There is a code of conduct for bloggers and it is called MOR10. The creation of this website is to ensure that bloggers are taking precautionary measures when blogging. “There is always the right to voice your opinion, be critical of everything, even yourself, use your power to protect, tell the truth at all times, present your opinions as your opinions, state your allegiances to stay independent, reveal your sources unless doing so can harm your sources, e critical of your sources and seek independent verification, always give credit where credit is due, always preserve the intended meaning of a given statement, give your opponent a chance to respond, admit and create your mistakes immediately.” MOR 10 can prevent the blogger from making any blogging mistakes that may be unethical.

References:

Healthcare.gov (2015, March 15.). Retrieved from: https://www.healthcare.gov/blog/

MOR10.COM (N.D) Code of Ethics for Bloggers, Social Media and Content Creators. Retrieved from: http.http://mor10.com/code-of-ethics-for-bloggers-social-media-and-content-creators/

SPJ Code of Ethics (2014, September 6). Society of Professional Journalists .Retrieved from: http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp


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