The Hill — Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles
Bipartisan negotiations over an extension of children’s health insurance are veering off course, raising doubts that legislation can be passed quickly. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) played hardball on Wednesday, saying a fix for ObamaCare that is being negotiated by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) should be attached to the children’s health funding bill.

The New York Times — Hurricane damage in Puerto Rico leads to fears of drug shortages nationwide
Federal officials and major drugmakers are scrambling to prevent national shortages of critical drugs for treating cancer, diabetes and heart disease, as well as medical devices and supplies that are manufactured at 80 plants in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

STAT — Nevada’s mental health care system was already in dire straits. The carnage in Las Vegas will strain it more
Nevada’s mental health system was already overstretched before the carnage on Sunday night at a country music festival here. Now, thousands of victims, survivors, and their loved ones — as well as first responders and local workers who witnessed the horror — are expected to need mental health services in the coming weeks and months.

Time — Measles cases are rising. Here are the states where it’s becoming more common
Measles incidence in the United States has been extremely low since the disease was declared eliminated there in 2000. But in recent years, transmission rates have doubled, according to a new research letter published in JAMA, and the researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say it’s likely due to people not being vaccinated.

CNN — Some US women travel hundreds of miles for abortions, analysis finds
For most women, access to reproductive and sexual health services is crucial to well-being. A new study highlights the difficulties surrounding access to one aspect of health care, abortion services, faced by women in some areas of the United States.