Republican governors are balking at adopting key provisions ofPresident Barack Obama's health-care overhaul, a week after MittRomney's defeat dashed their hopes of scuttling the two-year-oldlaw.

The state leaders, at a meeting of the Republican GovernorsAssociation in Las Vegas, said they're concerned over costs andregulatory burdens the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actmay impose. Republicans unsuccessfully challenged the law in courtand many delayed implementing it, hoping Romney — who called forthe law's repeal — would win the Nov. 6 presidential election.

“It's a bad piece of legislation,” Louisiana Governor BobbyJindal said at a news conference in Las Vegas yesterday. “It'sgoing to have a lot of unintended consequences.”

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