SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Workers leaving the VA clinic in Santa Barbara said they were not allowed to comment on the electronic waiting list scandal that may have contributed to at least 40 deaths in Arizona.

But Peter Bie, the president the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 218, said he welcomes an audit.

Bie said members of his group are living longer and will need more care. He said young veterans have decades of care ahead of them.

Bie said it comes down to money and whether Congress will spend more to reduce waiting and create quality care.