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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.Lee, a human rights lawyer turned politician, said people with hair loss issues face "daily discriminatory encounters… across age and gender groups." Many Koreans are using ineffective and potentially harmful over-the-counter remedies because expensive "cosmetic" hair loss treatments are currently excluded from insurance coverage, Lee said, explaining his new campaign pledge.The offer — which was first mooted last week — has prompted widespread public debate, with many voters coming out in favour.But some critics have decried the "populist" move as a potential drain on the health service.Lee is one of the two frontrunners in South Korea's presidential election.Incumbent President Moon Jae-in is legally barred from seeking a second term and is scheduled to step down in May. …

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