AOL co-founder Steve Case launched a health Web site on Monday that will offer free and paid services including social networking tools for sharing information on doctors, insurance and other health topics.
Revolution Health in a statement bills itself as an online location for resources on health conditions and healthy living topics combined with community and social networking features.
Case is wagering 10s of millions of dollars that consumers will eventually pay about $100 per year to subscribe to premium services on the site, The Wall Street Journal said.
Revolution plans to offer free trials for telephone consulting and digital-record services for people who subscribe in the first 90 days, the Journal reported.
Case's company, Revolution LLC, has also invested 10s of millions of dollars in RediClinic, the walk-in medical clinic company that operates out of Wal-Mart and other retail outlets.