Hair Loss in South Korea: The Presidential Ballot
A presidential candidate’s new plan has earned him popularity for his campaign -especially among men with bald heads.
What you need to know:
South Korea’s presidential candidate Lee Jaemyung has suggested that hair-loss treatments should be covered under the national insurance program.
Although he is not bald, his idea has triggered a increase in support from bald voters Online communities that cater to people who are bald are flooded by users who show their support.
These treatments are currently only covered for hair loss caused by certain diseases by South Korean state health insurance but not for loss of hair as a result of hereditary or aging factors. .
Lee is the candidate for the current governing party in South Korea. He is currently leading public opinion surveys.
Critics called Lee’s proposal a populist strategyto win voters prior to the March elections.
This is a summary from the article “In South Korea: Hair loss becomes a major election issue” published on January 6, by ABC News. You can find the full article on abcnews.com.