SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) — Ruling social gathering presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung mentioned Friday he’ll add hair loss to illnesses coated by nationwide medical insurance as beforehand instructed by his marketing campaign.
The thought of getting the state to cowl the price of hair loss remedy generated an enormous public response final week as supporters welcomed the plan and critics denounced it as populist.
“I’ll assist folks affected by hair loss to deal with their remedy by sharing the financial burden,” the Democratic Get together nominee wrote on Fb. “I’ll broaden the nationwide insurance coverage plan’s protection of hair loss remedy medicine and actively look into together with hair transplants for the remedy of significant instances of hair loss as effectively.”
Lee’s marketing campaign has mentioned that one in 5 South Koreans undergo from hair loss however resort to purchasing remedy medicine from abroad or various medicine meant for the prostate because of the excessive value of receiving correct remedy right here.
The candidate stopped wanting unveiling the small print of his plan, saying he’ll set the extent and standards for protection as quickly as doable after consulting consultants and gathering the opinions of the general public.
He claimed that his plan will assist create a steady marketplace for hair loss medicine and foster the event of recent remedy whereas decreasing the price of present ones.
He additionally rejected criticism that he’s pursuing a populist coverage that may damage the coffers of the medical insurance service, saying the previous authorities of President Park Geun-hye additionally added sure dental care to the protection.
“The nervousness, social phobia and severed relationships that folks with hair loss undergo from are instantly linked to the standard of life, and with the discriminatory consideration they obtain in on a regular basis life, (hair loss) can’t be considered a private matter,” Lee wrote.