A House leader is warning Obama administration officials against trying to silence potential HealthCare.gov investigation witnesses.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has told Creative Computing Solutions Inc., a developer of the public exchange enrollment system, that its contract forbids it from providing contract-related documents to third parties.

HHS told CSSI Dec. 6 that, if CSSI receives any Congressional document requests, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, "will respond directly to the requester," Issa said in a letter sent to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.