The president's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program is incomprehensible. There are 9 million children in our country who do not have health insurance coverage. Covering kids is a smart investment. It saves money and helps kids do better in school. I applaud Sen. Orrin Hatch and Congressman Jim Matheson for their vote last week to cover 3.8 million uninsured children. The annual cost of this is what we spend in Iraq in 41 days!

The State Children's Health Insurance Program has been bipartisan and has helped cut the number of uninsured children by a third over the past 10 years. Our members of Congress will have another chance to vote in a veto-override. I hope the rest of our delegation will change their votes.

Scott A. Leckman

Salt Lake City