Several newspapers (including The Stranger) have printed short-and-sweet summaries of the reforms contained in the health-care bill.

But the Kaiser Family Foundation has a longer, more comprehensive list of the changes and when they're scheduled to happen. Such as:

Permit employers to offer employees rewards of up to 30%, increasing to 50% if appropriate, of the cost of coverage for participating in a wellness program and meeting certain health-related standards. Establish 10-state pilot programs to permit participating states to apply similar rewards for participating in wellness programs in the individual market.


Create the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program to foster the creation of non-profit, member-run health insurance companies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to offer qualified health plans. (Appropriate $6 billion to finance the program and award loans and grants to establish CO-OPs by July 1, 2013)

Non-profit health insurance! Who'da thunk it? Besides Blue Shield, which "started as a tax-exempt insurer to cover employees of mining and lumber companies in the Pacific Northwest." (Courtesy of "The Capitalist Case for Nonprofit Health Insurance" in Forbes last year.)

Read the whole Kaiser reform-bill summary here.