S. Korean politician pledges funding for hair loss

Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung is locked in a tight race with an opposition candidate, with the polling gap between them often falling within the margin of error. – EPA pic, January 14, 2022.

PEOPLE with hair loss in South Korea should have their treatments covered by the state to prevent “discrimination”, the ruling party’s presidential candidate pledged today, in what critics called a bald bid to pull ahead in neck-and-neck polls.

Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung said he will expand government health insurance to cover treatments, potentially including expensive hair transplants, if he wins in the March presidential election.

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