It’s never been about the Va needing more money to run properly, it’s about the mismanagement and still is.
Check it out:

Nobody. Sharon Helman is the Director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System where she put in place, or allowed to be put in place, an off-the-books scheduling system for appointments for veterans needing treatment.

She did it so her appointment delays would not show up so she could collect a $9,345 bonus on top of her $167,000 salary.

The actual price for her bonus was 40 dead US military veterans who depended on the Veterans Affairs Health Care System for care.