One of the main reasons we moved to Kansas was our health care. After moving nine times and being blown up once- we are comfortable with our military "socialized" health care. We moved to Kansas because the VA is good for my husband and the military hospital is good for me. We might have moved somewhere else if there was a national health care plan- but Kansas serves us well. With health care in place, we do not have to worry as much about health costs. Twenty years of "you have no choice but to serve there" has turned into lifelong health care.
Health care is a reason for my son in law to choose to stay in as well, but certainly not the primary reason.