(Bloomberg) — Republican governors are balking at adopting key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a week after Mitt Romney’s defeat dashed their hopes of scuttling the health care reform law.

The state leaders, at a meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas, said they’re concerned over costs and regulatory burdens PPACA may impose. Opponents unsuccessfully challenged the law in court and many states delayed implementing it, hoping Romney — who called for the law’s repeal — would win the Nov. 6 presidential election.

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