Last Updated: 2007-10-25 15:01:05 -0400 (Reuters Health)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will veto legislation being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives on children’s health insurance if significant changes are not made, the White House said on Thursday.

Bush vetoed earlier legislation on the issue, which has become a point of contention with congressional Democrats, and will veto the current bill as well because it has not meaningfully addressed earlier objections, the White House said.

"The president will veto this legislation if it is presented to him without significant changes," a statement from the White House Office of Management and Budget said.