HELENA, Mont. -

Advocates for Medicaid expansion have resubmitted their proposed language for a ballot initiative in the November election.
    
The Healthy Montana Initiative organizers refiled the proposal with the Secretary of State's Office on Wednesday after Attorney General Tim Fox raised concerns with the earlier version.
    
Fox spokesman John Barnes said Thursday the previous version had an immediate effective date. That means new enrollments would have begun immediately upon passage and money would be spent before the state Legislature could designate funding.
    
A voter initiative cannot appropriate money.
    
Organizers changed the effective date to July 1, 2015, which is after the next regular legislative session. The language is under review.
    
The proposal would use federal money to expand Medicaid to people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.