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COUNTRY FOCUS: The United States

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
March 2004
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Near-term prospects for the U.S. economy are favorable, but the fiscal deficit poses long-term challenges.

Sources: Haver Analytics; Congressional Budget Office; Office of Management and Budget; and IMF staff estimates.

1 OASDI = Old-Age and Survivors and Disability Insurance (Social Security).

2 SMI = Supplemental Medical Insurance.

3 HI = Hospital Insurance.

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