Delta Airlines preparing for higher fuel prices

Delta Airlines
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Delta Air Lines 747-400 airplane sits parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Delta Airlines on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 said that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo hunting trophies. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – There’s outrage about a new trend in health care. And Delta Airlines is preparing for higher fuel prices.

Jane king was live at the Nasdaq with those stories and more.

Doctors and hospitals asking patients to pay in full before treatment.

Kaiser Health News reports, some medical offices are keeping patients credit cards on file and will charge-even for treatments in the thousands-before performing them. An advisory board study recently showed that the higher a person’s deductible, the less likely they were to pay the full bill.

In other business headlines, Delta says it expected fuel prices to be higher in 2017 for the first time since 2014.

Fuel prices have been on the way up especially since OPEC announced it would cut production. Delta did not say if those higher fuel prices would mean higher ticket prices.