Four Republican committee leaders in the U.S. House recently called for the halt and fixing of the electronic health records meaningful use program, but the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is asking Congress to go further.

The council, which advocates an open health care market with strong privacy protections and reduced dependency on government programs, is urging congressional members to replace the meaningful use program “with private market solutions that are coupled with consent requirements and individual responsibility for private health records.” The organization also wants states to implement “true” privacy laws as permitted under the HIPAA privacy rule.

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