Lee Jae-myung, the leading contender in South Korean presidential elections, proposed that hair loss treatment should be covered by public health insurance. Some voters applauded Lee, while others criticised him for the populist agenda. According to Lee’s campaign, one in every five South Korean citizens suffers from hair loss. However, due to the exorbitant professional treatment rates here, they opt for therapeutic medicines from abroad or alternative drugs meant for the prostate. Lee claims that his proposal will help stabilise the market for hair loss medications, encourage the development of new ones and slash the existing cost.


P.C: LA Times